Noida Startup: 36-year-old Saumya Singh Rathore has made her name as a successful businesswoman and is one of the richest women in Delhi NCR. Saumya featured in the most recent Kotak Private Banking Hurun Leading Wealthy Women list among the top 100 richest women in the country.
36-year-old Saumya Singh Rathore worked in the corporate setup for years before hitting the jackpot with her first business venture.
Saumya is one of the nine self-made startup entrepreneurs in the list. In 2021, just 3 years after founding WinZO, the company reached a reported valuation of $366 million (over Rs 3000 crore) when it raised its Series C round of funding.
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As per the Kotak Hurun rich list, Saumya’s net worth is pegged at a whopping Rs 520 crore. She ranks as the 5th richest woman among startup entrepreneurs, 16th richest Indian woman under age 40 and the 72nd richest woman in the country. She is among the 24 women from Delhi NCR region that feature on the list.
Saumya co-founded WinZO, a leading social gaming app with monetary benefits, with an ex-colleague Paavan Nanda in 2018. She had a long corporate career before turning an entrepreneur alongside Nanda, who had previous experience of co-founding a startup.
WinZo hit the jackpot by roping in cricket legend and one of India’s most popular celebrities MS Dhoni to endorse their brand. It also bagged a deal with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR).
Saumya is a trained psychologist with a PG degree from UK’s University of Manchester. She began her career with the multinational KPMG in London. She later joined the budding Indian startup ecosystem and held various roles in Zo Rooms and Zostel.
Source: DNA India