Rikant Pittie is the Co-Founder of EaseMyTrip. He is an expert of e-commerce where technology plays an important part of his pursuits additional to his business acumen. Rikant’s deep enthralled knowledge in the field came solely from his rich experience of building a company from its scratch.
Started at the age of 16, Rikant commenced the technical development for EaseMyTrip, realising the potential of the travel portals back then for the years to come and translated it into the company that today is the second-largest online travel platform; the man behind EaseMyTrip in true sense. His sheer knowledge coupled with analytical skills and a solid problem-solving attitude makes him a visionary and the leader of the future. Rikant knows how to accelerate mere domains into a fruitful extension of the business. His entrepreneurial grit and spirit to keep learning has led to the professional strides in building EaseMyTrip into a successful brand and a unicorn of market capitalisation of USD 1.3 billion.
Amongst his many achievements and accolades, Rikant has been featured under the coveted list of 40 under 40 by Fortune India. His work has also been recognised by prestigious institutions and is awarded the esteemed ‘Entrepreneur of the year in service business (Travel)’ by Entrepreneur India, ‘Best Travel Planner of the Year’ and ‘Bootstrapped Entrepreneur of the year’ by Hurun India. He has also been felicitated by Harish Salve ji, an Indian Senior Advocate, Supreme High Court.