Harsh Jain (CEO, Founder of Dream11) Wiki Age

Harsh Jain is an Indian Entrepreneur, the co-founder and CEO of the Indian fantasy online gaming platform Dream11 & Dream Sports Groups that allows users to play fantasy cricket, hockey, football, kabaddi, and basketball.  Harsh developed Dream11 in India in 2008 which has 80 million-plus users as of 2021. In April 2019, Dream11 became the first Indian gaming company to become a $1B valuation company.

Harsh Jain
Harsh Jain
BIO DETAILS
Full Name Harsh Jain
Born 1986 ?
Age (as of 2021) 35 years
Hometown Mumbai, India
Occupation Entrepreneur, Businessman
Alma Mater Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania
Company Founded Dream11 & Dream Sports
Current City Mumbai, India
Nationality Indian
Religion Hinduism
Height (Approx)
Eye Color Dark
Parents Father- Anand Jain
Mother- Sushma Jain
Marital Status Married
Spouse Rachana Shah Jain
Net Worth $100M (Approx)
Children 1 Son

Harsh Jain hails from Mumbai, India. His father’s name is Anand Jain, the business magnet of India who previously worked with Anil Ambani, the brother of Mukesh Ambani and his mother’s name is Sushma Jain.

Harsh has a sister named Neha Jain.

He started his primary education at Greenlawn’s High School in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Then completed high school at Sevenoaks High School.

Harsh Jain completed his Bachelor of Engineering(Electrical) at the University of Pennsylvania where he studied Mathematics and Economics during session 2003-2007.

Harsh got his MBA degree from Columbia Business School (New York) in 2012-2014.

NAME OF SCHOOL / UNIVERSITY DEGREE NAME DATE ATTENDED
Columbia University – Columbia Business School Master of Business Administration (MBA) 2012 – 2014
University of Pennsylvania Bachelor of Science in Engineering 2003 – 2007
Sevenoaks High School IB (International Baccalaureate) 2001 – 2003

In his early life, Jain was very much interested in gaming and playing. He is a great fan of the Indian cricket team from childhood and the Manchester United Football Club. To conquer his love for sports, gaming and technology, Harsh started Dream11 back in 2008 with Bhavit Sheth and is now focused to make a better platform for every sports fan across the country and all over the world.

Career & Achievements

Initially, Harsh Jain started his career journey as Summer Intern at Microsoft from Jun 2006 – Aug 2006. He worked on the feasibility and commercial benefits for Microsoft to enter the Push-To-Talk (PTT) marketplace.

Later he worked at Jai Corp Limited as a marketing manager from 2007 to 2008 for 13 months. His father Anand Jain was the chairman of the Jai Corp Limited.

Harsh Jain is the Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Dream11. He with Bhavit Sheth founded the startup in 2008 and still working there. Dream11 is the first gaming company to enter into the unicorn.

Harsh Jain earned fame for his startup Dream11 which is now India’s biggest fantasy sports platform with 8 Crore+ users playing Fantasy Cricket, Football, Kabaddi, Basketball, Hockey, Volleyball, Handball & Baseball in India and abroad.

In 2020, Harsh posted on his Linkedin timeline saying-

They have partnerships with national and international sports leagues & bodies and also with reputed Indian and international cricketers.

Dream Sports’ investors include Kalaari Capital, Think Investments, Multiples Equity, Tencent, and Steadview Capital.

Jain is the President of the Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports working since 2017.

Harsh Jain also founded Red Digital as a specialized Social Media agency, focusing on social media management, digital marketing, app development, and online reputation management. In a short span of 2 years, Red Digital signed up marquee brands in India and internationally, such as Dell, PepsiCo, Mumbai Indians, BMW, Parker Pens, Adidas, PVR, Godrej, Berger Paints, Reliance Foundation, Educomp, Citibank, ICC, and The Discovery Channel. Expanded nationally with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, and Kolkata, before leading Red Digital’s acquisition in 2013 by Gozoop.
He is also working in the Navi Mumbai Special Economic Zone Division as a liaison for investors.
DESIGNATION/POSITION COMPANY NAME DATES EMPLOYED EMPLOYMENT DURATION (TILL 2021 )
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder Dream11 Jun 2008 – Present 13 years
President Federation of Indian Fantasy Sports Sep 2017 – Present 4
Co-Founder Red Digital (Acquired in 2013) Jul 2010 – Jul 2013 3 yrs 1 mo
Manager – Marketing Jai Corp Limited Jun 2007 – Jun 2008 1 yrs 1 mo

Personal Life

Harsh Jain is married to Rachana Shah Jain, a dentist by profession.

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