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Ashneer Grover is the founder and managing director of Bharat Pe. In 2021, he judged the Sony TV show Shark Tank India. The show is inspired by famous American television show Shark Tank.

Shark Tank India’s Ashneer Grover Says Viral Audio Clip of Him Hurling Abuses is Fake

Shark Tank India’s Ashneer Grover Says Viral Audio Clip of Him Hurling Abuses is Fake
Shark Tank India’s Ashneer Grover Says Viral Audio Clip of Him Hurling Abuses is Fake

Ashneer Grover, BharatPe Founder and MD, has found himself in a controversy after an audio clip surfaced on social media carrying abuses allegedly being hurled by him and one of his family members at a Kotak Group employee. The Shark Tank India judge took to Twitter and LinkedIn on Thursday to say that it was a fake audio clip by some seamster trying to extort money from him in Bitcoins.

The unverified audio clip went viral this week allegedly over the non-allocation of shares in fashion e-commerce firm Nykaa that recently went public. The viral audio was tweeted by an anonymous handle along with the caption: “How rich founders treat poor bank employees”.  The audio was shared by many other Twitter users as well.

“Folks. Chill ! It’s a FAKE audio by some scamster trying to extort funds (US$ 240K in bitcoins). I refused to buckle. I’ve got more character. And the Internet has got enough scamsters 🙂 (sic),” Ashneer Grover posted in a tweet. He also shared a couple of email exchanges between himself and a startup marketer that goes by the name of UniconBaba.

He shared a similar message on his LinkedIn: “Folks – some fake audio on twitter being circulated claiming to be my voice. It’s a scam – someone sent me the audio first and sought $240k from me and I told them to take a hike. Don’t fall for it!”

Ashneer Grover Viral Audio Clip Case

Allegedly in the audio clip, Ashneer Grover and his wife Madhuri Jain Grover are heard arguing with the bank employee over not getting them the IPO allocation, with the former hurling out abuses and even threats to the employee and his family during the conversation. The word Grover reportedly uses to threaten the bank employee is ‘encounter’. 

The bank employee is heard asking Ashneer Grover not to use such crude language, that he respects him a lot and doesn’t want to ruin the professional relationship they have formed. There is also a mention of another Kotak bank employee here, who reportedly promised the millionaire couple a Nykaa IPO allocation.

This audio clip was shared by an anonymous handle on Twitter and YouTube.

Ashneer Grover Biography, Wikipedia

Ashneer Grover was born in Delhi, India on 14 June 1982. He has completed his graduation with Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

Before starting the Bharat Pe he has worked in various companies like Kotak Investment Bank, Grofers, PC Jeweller Ltd and American Express.

Bharat Pe, the payment application was launched by Ashneer Grover in 2018, since then the application is in use. At present the application has 1 Crore+ download on Play Store.

Ashneer Grover Biography Wikipedia
Ashneer Grover
NameAshneer Grover
Birth14 June 1982
Age39 years old
Educational QualificationIIT Delhi and IIM Ahmedabad
WifeMadhuri Jain Grover
ChildrenAvy Grover and Mannat Grover
Net Worth$95 million
Known for Founded BharatPe
AwardsEntrepreneur of the Year award and the Young Achiever’s award

Ashneer Grover Career

Before starting BharatPe, a fintech company that caters to Kirana store owners and small merchants pan India, Grover worked as a VP in Kotak Investment Banking from May 2006 to May 2013. 

From May 2013 to March 2015, he served as a Director – Corporate Development at American Express, after which he started his stint with Grofers as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). He was associated with Grofers from March 2015 to August 2017. 

Grover’s last job was at PC Jeweller Ltd as its Head of New Business. He worked in the company from November 2017 to October 2018. 

Ashneer left PC Jeweller Ltd in 2018 and co-founded BharatPe with Shashvat Nakrani. The company is headquartered in New Delhi and is one of the leading fintech companies in India. 

“We started in 2018 with the vision of building BharatPe as an end-to-end financial services platform for merchants. We were amongst the very few startups that were focused on helping merchants grow their businesses. We were the first ones to build an interoperable UPI QR code that could enable merchants to accept payments across a range of wallets. However, it was difficult to convince merchants about the value proposition around this, in the initial days,” said Ashneer Grover in his interview with IndiaTV News. 

Ashneer Grover Wife

Ashneer Grover is married to entrepreneur Madhuri Jain Grover. The couple gave birth to two children– Avy Grover and Mannat Grover. Before joining BharatPe, Madhuri has worked with brands such as Satya Paul and Alok Industries. Apart from this, she runs her own furnishing business– Mauve and Brown. 

Ashneer Grover with his wife and children
Ashneer Grover with his wife and children

Ashneer Grover Net Worth

Besides BharatPe, Ashneer has invested in as many as 55 start-ups including The Whole Truth, IndiaGold, OTO Capital, and Front Row. His estimated net worth is around $95 million.

Ashneer Grover FAQ’s

Who is Ashneer Grover?

Ashneer Grover is the founder and managing director of Bharat Pe. In 2021, he judged the Sony TV show Shark Tank India. The show is inspired by famous American television show Shark Tank.

How old is Ashneer Grover?

Ashneer Grover is currently 39 years old.

Why is Ashneer Grover trending?

Allegedly in the audio clip, Ashneer Grover and his wife Madhuri Jain Grover are heard arguing with the bank employee over not getting them the IPO allocation, with the former hurling out abuses and even threats to the employee and his family during the conversation. The word Grover reportedly uses to threaten the bank employee is ‘encounter’. 

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