How an Indian startup went from idea to unicorn in less than two years

Hiring startup Apna was incorporated 21 months ago, and only fully launched about 15 months ago. Yesterday (Sept. 16), its valuation reached a whopping $1.1 billion.

The professional networking platform for blue- and grey-collar workers founded by ex-Apple executive Nirmit Parikh entered the coveted unicorn club after a funding round led by Tiger Global Management nearly doubled its $570 million valuation from June 2021. Apna dethroned B2B e-commerce platform Udaan, which took 26 months, to become the fastest startup to acquire unicorn status in India.

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