Hari Menon is a Co-founder and CEO of leading online grocery store named bigbasket.com. Big basket is a India’s largest online grocery shopping store of Innovative Retail Concepts Private Limited having headquartered in Bengaluru, India. Along with Big basket he is also a co-Founder of Symphony Industrial A. He worked with many companies as a CEO such as Serus Corporation, Timeli and Tumri.
Hari Menon was born in 1964 in Bandra West, Mumbai, India. At present he is 57 years old (As of 2021).
Wiki/Biography and Early life
Hari Menon was born and spent his childhood in very middle-class family from Mumbai, India. In his childhood he was very interested in two things cricket and music. At one time he was a member of Karnataka Cricket Association. He did his initial education from Lawrence School, Lovedale. In 1983, He did his B.Tech in the field of Mechanical Engineering from University of Kerala. After completed B.Tech he pursued his graduation from Birla Institute of Technology and Science (Bits Pilani). After that he went abroad for his MBA. He has the degree of MBA he got this degree from Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania. He also has MS degree in the field of Industrial Engineering in Operations Research he got this degree from Oklahoma State University. In short he is very interested in learning because he has lot of degrees from various universities. He is a very hardworking entrepreneur and did lot of struggle in his entrepreneurial journey.
|Full Name||Hari Menon|
|Date of Birth||1964|
|Age||57 years old|
|Birthplace||Bandra West, Mumbai, India|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Not Known|
|Famous For||Big Basket CEO|
|School||Lawrence School, Lovedale|
|College||Birla Institute of Technology and Science|
Carnegie Mellon University, Pennsylvania
|Educational Qualifications||B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering|
After completing his studies, He started his professional career I in 1990 by joining Consilium as a Software Engineer. He was part of his first company for 3 years. After that for another 3 three years he worked as Manager at Accenture. He worked at Aspect i2 Technologies as a Senior Director or product management for almost 1 year after that he acted as a product strategy and marketing at Aspect Development. He was Vise President of Corporate Strategy and Marketing at Bristlecone In from 2003 to 2004. This is company is founded by himself. As he wanted he finally started his journey as a entrepreneur in September 2004 along with some others. He founded a his start up named Tumri. He worked as a CEO there but unfortunately in 2012 company was acquired by Collective Media and then become a imp part of Adobe.
At the same time he along with Sudhakar, Vipul Parekh, Ramesh and Abhinay Choudhari founded “BigBasket” on October 2011. After this success of big basket they got $150 million as an investment in March 2019 from Mirae, Alibaba Group and CDC Group and so valuation of his company goes over US$1 billion. They acquired micro-delivery company DailyNinja in March, 2020. Recently in Feb 2021 TATA group acquired a 68% stake from BigBasket which is worth of around ₹9,500 crore.
Before starting BigBasket Hari and his five friends started a “Fabmart”. This was a online store same as Amazon and Flipkart. During first year of this startup there were no transactions and so they could not generate enough revenue. So they need to close this. But they didn’t gave up they started “Fabmart” physical retail chain of a grocery store. We can say that it was physical version of Fabmart. This was Inda’s first online-to-offline retail store. They also merged with Trinethra which was also a grocery retail chain. They expanded Fabmart to 300 stores across Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. After this business went sucessful they all founded Big Basket.
Family and Cast
Hari Menon was born into Indian Middle class family believes in Hinduism. He never disclosed much information of his parents so we are trying to get once we get we will surely update it here.
|Father Name||Not Known|
|Mother Name||Not Known|
|Brother Name||Not Known|
Girlfriend/WIfe and Relationships
Hari get married with Shanti Menon who is the founder of The Deen’s Academy. Shanti is the daughter of E Shreedharan who is well known as a Metro Man of India. Before Shanti he never came in any controversy related to his relationship as he is very focused to his career.
Hari is 57 years and very active businessman. He is very focused person. He always take care of his health by following a good diet and regular exercise. He has the height of around 5 ft 4 in/ 157 cm. His weight is around 62 kg/ 136 lbs. As he is a professional person most of the time he seen in formal wear and french cut beard. He has white hair just because of his age and black eyes.
|Weight (approx.)||Kilograms- 62 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 136 lbs
|Height (approx.)||Centimeters – 157 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 4 in
Meter – 1.57 m
|Shoe Size||Not known|
As per many reports his company Big Basket generates approx. $507.5M revenue per year.
|Office Phone Number / Mobile Number||Not Known|
Some lesser known Interesting facts
- Big Basket faced cyber attack that affected the data of over 2 crore customers which includes customers name, email IDs and their IP address. Lated all these data were on sale on the dark web.
- He is very hardworking and has the mindset of Never Give Up.
- He had served Planetasia as the Country Head of India. Planetasia was among the first Internet services providers in India.
- Big Basket choose Shah Rukh Khan as their brand ambassador.
- At present Big Basket completing 50,000 orders a day with average ₹2500/per order.
- They acquired delivery start-up named Delyver for strengthen its delivery service. Delyver’s founder has been included in team of management in Big Basket.