Co-Founder and CEO, Bigbasket.com
Hari Menon is the CEO of Bigbasket.com, a company he co-founded in December 2011 with a vision of setting up India’s finest online food and grocery company. With 45,000 products and 1,000+ brands delivered across 26 Indian cities, the key to Bigbasket’s success lies in their deep understanding of the grocery and perishables supply chain, working closely with 15,000 farmers, combined with technology and customer service-driven innovation. Bigbasket delivers 3,50,000+ orders per day, has a team of 25,000 people and a base of 12 million customers.
Hari Menon graduated from BITS Pilani in 1983. He started his career with ORG Systems, subsequently moving on to work with TVS Electronics, Wipro Infotech, Planetasia.com and Integrated Data Systems. He was also the CEO of ‘Indiaskills’ – the Vocational Education joint venture between Manipal Education Group and City & Guilds (UK). Hari’s entrepreneurial journey began in 1999 when he co-founded Fabmart, one of the pioneers in e-commerce in India and its physical extension – Fabmall, a chain of grocery stores in South India, which was acquired by Aditya Birla Group in 2006 and renamed ‘More’.
Hari and his company are recipients of prominent awards, including Consumer Internet Company of the Year by VC Circle Awards 2016; Ranked 4th by YourStory in the Top 100 Indian startups with gravity defying momentum in 2015; Best Startup of the year in 2014 by Bangalore Management Association; Best Online Grocer at the Coca Cola Golden Spoon Awards 2016; First runner up (Silver) at the Global eCommerce Summit Awards held in Barcelona; Best Retail and eCommerce App of the Year at the AWS Mobility Awards 2017; Rated the Top Brand in the Forrester’s India Customer Experience Index 2016. Bigbasket was awarded Startup of the Year at the Business Standard Annual Awards 2019. To his independent credit, Hari has been awarded for entrepreneurship by the Indira Group of Institutions; AUDI-RITZ ICON AWARDS from RITZ lifestyle magazine in the category of Entrepreneurship and “Champion of Tomorrow” by CEO INDIA Magazine.