Mr. Farid Ahsan


Mr. Farid Ahsan is a Co-founder of ShareChat. The company is the largest Indian social media platform that allows users to share their opinions, record their lives and make new friends - all within the comfort of their native language.


Mr. Ahsan did his B.Tech in Metallurgical and Material Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2014. After his graduation from IIT K,he did his Summer Internship as an Analyst - Corporate Finance at Deutsche Bank, Mumbai, India. In 2015, he co-founded Share Chat with Mr. Ankush Sachdeva and Mr.Bhanu Pratap Singh.

ShareChat has raised $124m in five rounds of funding since its inception in 2015. ShareChat is changing the way in which the next billion users will interact on the internet. It allows internet users to connect with each other and express their creativity.

In 2014, the first version of ShareChat was launched, which was a chat app, offering 10 languages, including English. But co-founders found the engagement in English was low. So they scrapped English and re-launched it in 2015, expanding it to include a feed where users could generate and share content with hashtags.

Achievements and Honors

  • Forbes' 30 under 30 Asia 2018.