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Dinesh Agarwal Came, Saw, Conquered, And Paved The Way For Millions

Be Bold People,
Mar 22, 2017
Prior to founding the well acclaimed website, IndiaMART; one of India’s first web based marketplace for businesses, Dinesh Agarwal was working with HCL Technologies in the US. The concept of the internet had made a huge impression on him while he was still in HCL, and after the government announced the launch of the internet to the public in 1995, he realized the potential it had and immediately flew back to India. Energized to rekindle his entrepreneurial instincts, Dinesh wasted no time in using the internet to bring small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) together by creating IndiaMART.
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IndiaMART led by Dinesh Agarwal – real pioneer of B2B in India

BrainBuxa,
Mar 6, 2017
Though many people consider B2B business model a new trend which has emerged only in the past few years, very few know that IndiaMart had captured the segment long before it caught the attention of the 20s entrepreneurs of today. We caught up with the founder and CEO of the company, Dinesh Agarwal to know more about his company and its future plans.
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Colors Fireside Interview with Dinesh Agarwal

Kulzy,
Feb 7, 2017
It was a different ball game then altogether. Not just in how you did business, but also what the consumer demands were. At best, compared to today, the consumer was happy limited in his needs. Most importantly, the virtual world was still to disrupt our lives as inclusively as it does today. It was still up for aspirations and experiments, far drawn away from the essentials we know now — speed, accuracy and relevance. Search was yet to become an engine of our lives.
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Union Budget 2017: Taking ease of doing business from India to a ‘digitally healthy Bharat’, says Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, IndiaMART.com

Financial Express,
Feb 1, 2017
Dinesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO of IndiaMART.com praised the union Budget 2017 by saying that it has laid the foundation of an enterprise and business pro India which according to him are the important factors to boost GDP. “The budget 2017 has laid a foundation of an enterprise and business pro India. Important factors to boost GDP are thought of the Union Budget 2017, he said.”
“Most important elements such as young demographic dividend, skill development, women employability, digital education, transport have been well accounted for. Also, it is reflected that the burden of taxation is more evenly split with all demographies of the society,” he added.
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Dotcom daddies

The Financial Express
Dec 4, 2016
DINESH Agarwal founded IndiaMART as the country’s “first online B2B directory” in 1996. Within a year, it had registered 100 clients on its platform. Today, the number stands at more than 26 lakh suppliers. “Things have changed dramatically for us in the past two decades,” says Agarwal, who started out as a trader in fertilisers before jumping onto the website business in 1996.

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I was always inspired by technology: Dinesh Agarwal

Impact Magazine
Dec, 2016
I have always been inspired by technology. During my days in the US, I was motivated by innovations such as the World Wide Web. I remember the first time I saw a colleague searching something online and I was wonder-struck by the possibility of having such vast information at just a click. It was like a Eureka moment for me and changed the course of my life.

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IndiaMART, AKTU sign MoU to boost skill development

Business Standard,
August 27, 2016
India’s largest online marketplace IndiaMART and A P J Abdul Kalam Technical University (AKTU) has announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote skill development and equal employment opportunities to the affiliated colleges of the University.
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How Dinesh Agarwal built the Alibaba of India

TechInAsia,
July 19, 2016
It was in 1996 that Dinesh Agarwal started to write the names and addresses of small businesses from his apartment in East Delhi. His wife and parents would help in the stamping and sealing of the thousands of envelopes.
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ऑनलाइन आढ़त का बेताज बादशाह

India Today,
December 16, 2015
अपने सहकर्मियों के बीच डीए के नाम से बुलाए जाते हैं इंडियामार्ट के संस्थापक और सीईओ 46 वर्षीय दिनेश अग्रवाल. नोएडा एक्सप्रेस वे पर नोएडा के सेक्टर 142 में एडवेंट-नेविस नाम की बहुमंजिला इमारत में तीन मंजिलों पर करीब एक लाख वर्ग फुट में फैला है कंपनी का मुख्यालय. इस इमारत में मौजूद 1,200 कर्मचारियों में से कोई भी अपने इस सरल-सहज बॉस से खौफ नहीं खाता. वजह भी तो जानिएः आज तक उन्होंने किसी को निकाला नहीं है. मुश्किल समय में भर्तियां बंद कर दीं, तनख्वाह थोड़ी देर से दे दी लेकिन छंटनी नहीं की…
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Exclusive: The ‘been there, done that’ Man – Dinesh Agarwal

Business Insider,
December 4, 2015
He was in there much before e-commerce was the talk of the town and cash flowed like the Ganges. While they talk of profit in years, he talks in months. While they never saw much of a dotcom burst, his saw several, and survived ’em all. He talks mostly in crores and rupees, not billions and dollars, but welcomes both…
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Lakshya Par Ho Har Waqt Nazar

Dainik Jagran,
October 14, 2015
In an exclusive interview with Dainik Jagran, CEO and Founder, Dinesh Agarwal walks us through his life story and the various challenges he faced in all these years. He further talks about his vision to create the IndiaMART enterprise and how it survived the dot com bust in 2000 and went on to become the country’s largest online marketplace…
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the Market Maker – How Dinesh Agarwal created the world’s second-largest B2B marketplace Indiamart

The Economic Times,
April 27, 2012
The commercial marketplace of Madhu Vihar isn’t exactly a typical location for the headquarters of a successful e-commerce venture. And when you meet 31-year-old Dinesh Agarwal, he turns out to be the exact antithesis of the swish e-entrepreneur you’d expect him to be.
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Netsense survey of dotcom profitability In the middle of the dotcom carnage, Indiamart’s Dinesh Agarwal actually made profits!

Business World,
May 14, 2001
Dotcom Survivors
The past nine months have seen hundreds of high profiled dotcoms across the world bite the dust. But in the midst of carnage, some start-ups have managed to survive- and even flourish. So, which are the dotcoms that actually did things right while their peers were busy burning cash? The first BW-Netsense survey throws up 21 survivors who were marching ahead even as the dotcom carnage was taking its toll of their peers. How we identified these dotcoms- and the lessons one can learn from them…
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