Karvin Bharti Mittal Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Date of Birth 31st August 1987

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5.10 (1.78 m)
Weight 75 kg (165 Lbs )
Waist 32 Inches
Body Type Average
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Known For Hike Messenger
Nickname Not Known
Full Name Karvin
Profession Internet Tycoon
Nationality Indian
Date of Death -
Place of Death -
Birthplace Not Known
Religion Hindu

Kavin Bharti Mittal is a renowned Internet tycoon and is the chief executive and creator of Hike Messenger, 6th largest cellular messaging app across the world. He is the son of a billionaire Sunil Mittal and his wife Nyna Mittal. Kavin has a twin brother named Shravin and a sister named Eiesha. Kavin Bharti Mittal completed his master’s degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering & Management from Imperial College London.

In the past, Kavin worked as an intern at McLaren Racing, Google & Goldman Sachs when studying in London. Once interning at McLaren Racing, Kavin Bharti Mittal assisted them to embed a technology that would display track flags on to steering wheels. In 2008, Kavin Bharti Mittal originated an app enterprise named AppSpark, when he was in his last year at college. He also developed a movie-ticketing app named MoviesNow for IOS, in conjunction with movietickets.com. This app got acknowledgment from Apple as ‘One of 10 Necessary Movie Goer Apps’. Kavin Bharti Mittal also set up a Foodster with the intention of suggesting popular items in the menu, once visiting a restaurant.

Kavin also developed Hike Messenger on 12th December 2012. Hike got initial funding of $65 million from Tiger Global and $21 million from Bharti Softbank. Other Nominees in Hike involve Ruchi Sanghvi, Adam D’Angelo and Matt Mullenweg. In 3 years, Hike has developed to become the most prevalent Indian internet company with a tally of approx.100 million users. In 2014, it was regarded as the most downloaded app on both Google Play store and India Apple app store for Android devices.

A new round of funding by Foxconn and Tencent has led Hike being cherished at $1.4 billion. Hike emerged as quickest Indian startup, and the only free app amongst the lot to be cherished at $1 billion. A 2015 survey by Ericsson Consumer Lab stated that around 44% of respondents within India used Hike messenger at least once in every one or two month, contrasted with 98% of respondents for WhatsApp messenger. The users for Hike messenger also exchange around 40 billion messages within a month and spend more than 120 minutes in a week on app. In accordance with him, Hike messenger will start monetization in the year 2019 after having a calm critical mass on product. In the year 2015, Kavin Bharti Mittal acquired a US-based VoIP business Zip Phone for an unrevealed amount.

Karvin Bharti Mittal Education

Qualification Post -Graduation in Electrical & Electronic Engineering , Degree In Management Studies
College Electronics and Electrical Engineering & Management from Imperial College London.

Karvin Bharti Mittal Career

Profession: Internet Tycoon

Known For: Hike Messenger

Net Worth: USD $14M approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Sunil Mittal

Mother: Nyma Mittal

Brother(s): Shravin

Sister(s): Eiesha

Facts You Never Knew About Karvin Bharti Mittal!

  • Kavin Bharti Mittal is the son of a Billionaire businessman named Sunil Bharti Mittal, the originator of Bharti Enterprises.
  • Even if he was born and grown up in Delhi, his family background is from Punjab.
  • In the year 2008, all through his final year at Imperial College London, he developed an application company named AppSpark.
  • In the year 2015, Kavin Bharti Mittal got the Voice over IP company titled Zip Phone based in USA.
  • In 2016, He received Trendsetting CEO Award in ET Panache Trendsetter Awards.
  • Kavin’s Twitter profile was hacked in the year 2016.
  • In 2016, He was listed in an Entrepreneur magazine under 35.
  • He is a follower of Zen Buddhism.
  • Kavin Bharti Mittal is a workaholic.

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