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Varun Dua, 38

Founder, Acko General Insurance

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With Acko, Dua is looking to disrupt the insurance industry and make it more transparent and offer hassle-free access to policies. How does he plan on doing it? By offering people a brand that they identify with innovation, superior customer experience, and service. Acko launched in 2016 and raised one of the highest seed funds in India—$30 million. Dua has the backing of Amazon, Accel Partners, SAIF Partners, N.R. Narayana Murthy’s Catamaran Ventures, Infosys co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan, and Hemendra Kothari of DSP Group. What does that long list say? Dua has a good chance of doing what he set out to do.

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