Sampad Swain is the Founder and CEO of Bangalore based Instamojo. Having launched the company in 2012 along with Akash Gehani & Aditya Sengupta, both Sampad and Instamojo have taken giant strides towards achieving their goals. Under Sampad’s tutelage, Instamojo has helped more than 5,000,000 Micro Small & Medium (MSMEs) to build, manage and grow their businesses online.
Sampad has been a genuine benefactor for the MSME sector having co-founded WanaMo in 2009. WanaMo was a digital platform that enabled hyperlocal SMEs in digital marketing via e-coupons. In 2010, he co-founded dealsandyou, a Delhi based online platform that helped customers explore the best deals around the city. Other than these, Sampad has also worked for reputed brand like Godreji, ITC, Ltd. and H-farm Ventures.
Over the past few years, Sampad has cautiously developed and promoted Instamojo, to make it India’s largest on-demand payments and e-commerce platform. In 2012, Instamojo was one of the first startups from India to join the prestigious 500 Startups Silicon Valley Accelerator Program. It has also been featured as one of the hottest startups by Economic Times in 2015. It has simplified the payment ecosystem for thousands of entrepreneurs across India, who struggle with low financial literacy and technical knowledge.
Sampad hails from the IT capital of India, Bengaluru. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from Nagpur University and an MBA from ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad. Sampad highly believes that technology married with design & distribution can positively change the lives of millions of people and is himself enthusiastic about mentoring newcomers to the dynamic field of fintech. He holds trust, transparency, and accountability in high regard – both internally & externally. In his free time, he like to play football, basketball and Poker. Sampad also flew down to Russia in June for the FIFA World Cup 2018.