Abhiraj Singh Bhal is the Co-founder and CEO of Urban Company (Urban Company formerly known as UrbanClap, founded in November 2014. It is Asia’s largest home services company. Urban Company is a technology platform offering customers a variety of services at home. Costumers use this platform to book services such as beauty treatments, haircuts, massage therapy, cleaning, plumbing, carpentry, appliance repair, painting, etc .., this platform makes millions of lives easier).
Mr.Bhal was born on 7 December 1986 in a Hindu Family. He relocated to Visakhapatnam with his father. His grandfather is also an IIT alumnus as well as he has a degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee.
Mr. Bhal’s wife’s name is Urvi.
Mr . Bhal did his schooling at Navy Children’s School. After that, he relocated to Visakhapatnam to complete his remaining education. He has done his graduation from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur ( 2005-2009) and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad ( 2009-2011).
He is a Co-founder of Urban Company and he was also the Consultant with The Boston Consulting Group. He is also a Co-chair of the CII Ecommerce Council.
AWARDS AND HONORS
• IIMA Young Alumni Achiever’s Award 2020 in Entrepreneurship.
• The Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2020 by NASSCOM Technology & Leadership Forum.
• Fortune 40 under 40 ( 3years in a row).
• Entrepreneur magazine 35 under 35 for India in 2017.
• GQ 50 most influential young Indians in 2017.
Earlier he was not focused on his career, as his first choice was to be a photographer, followed by a pilot. Between his teenage, he decided on IIT. Mr.Bhal started his journey as an entrepreneur while working at Boston Globe Campus Bombay for 2years, 8months in Singapore, and three months in Delhi. After working for 3years in BGC he came back to India and worked on his startup and established it called Cinema Box, but Cinema Box become an unsuccessful startup in the first year. One day when Mr.Bhal had to call a carpenter but that carpenter refused to come and an idea came to Mr.Bhal’s mind. Along with his 2 friends, Mr. Bhal started working on his new idea and all three of them invested 10lakhs each, for the startup a day came when Urban Company become successful.
Abhiraj is a very fun-loving person as he is very interested in running Marathons, Suba diving in the Andamans, Sky-diving in Spain, cooking new-new recipes for his wife Urvi.