Mukesh Bansal is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of the fitness startup cult. fit. Mukesh Bansal and Ankit Nagori founded Cult.fit in 2016.
Bansal is also the co-founder of the Indian fashion e-commerce company Myntra. He has been listed in the Best 40 Under 40 Entrepreneurs by Fortune magazine. He is also on the board of the Olympics Gold Quest.
Mukesh Bansal, a techie, started his career with Deloitte as a systems analyst in Chicago and worked there for two years. Later he worked with many early-stage companies in Silicon Valley, like at eWanted, Centrata, NexTag, newScale, etc. For these startups, he held the responsibilities of engineer and product manager across technology and business enterprises.
Taking inspiration from his experience at Silicon Valley, Mukesh Bansal launched Myntra, an Indian fashion e-commerce company, in 2007. He along with Ashutosh Lawania and Vineet Saxena founded Myntra. In 2014, when Flipkart acquired Myntra, Bansal continued to work as the chairman of the Myntra board and managed the commerce and advertising platform until 2016.
Later he joined Flipkart as Head of Commerce & Advertising Business. Under Mukesh Bansal's leadership, Flipkart went on to achieve $5 billion in annual revenue
In 2016, Mukesh Bansal along with Ankit Nagori founded a fitness and well-being start-up, Cult. fit.
The company has acquired nearly 14 organizations so far to become the biggest one-stop destination for fitness and well-being.
Within a span of 5 years of its foundation, the fitness startup turned into a unicorn, valued at $1.56 bn, on November 10, 2021, thus becoming the 36th unicorn in 2021 and 77th unicorn overall in India.
Mukesh Bansal was born in Haridwar, Uttarakhand. He has done a BTech from IIT Kanpur.