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Ashwin Suresh, Aditi Shrivastava, Anirudh Pandita, 36, 36, 36

co-founders, Pocket Aces

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The trio quit lucrative Wall Street jobs and combined their media, technology, and finance chops to create Pocket Aces in 2013. Suresh and Shrivastava, who are married, along with Pandita rode India’s smartphone boom and now run the country’s largest socially distributed content network, which includes five brands—FilterCopy, Dice Media, Gobble, Jambo, and Nutshell. With the pandemic only boosting appetite for content, the millennial-focussed startup is working on 12 new shows. Pocket Aces raised ₹17 crore in January, which will be used mostly for content investments and working capital financing.

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