Harshil started Razorpay after discovering the dismal state of online payments in India. He graduated from IIT Roorkee in 2013 and worked at Schlumberger before quitting his job to start Razorpay.
With an idea to change the way online payments function in India, Harshil quit his full-time job. By early 2014, Razorpay was conceptualised with a vision to simplify online payments. Razorpay is one of the only two India-focused companies to be selected for the prestigious Y Combinator (YC) programme where Harshil and co-Founder Shashank gathered industry expertise & insights from some of the biggest VC’s and entrepreneurs of Silicon Valley.
After the three-month programme at YC, founders and CEO’s of some of India’s most famous unicorns invested into Razorpay’s vision of simplifying payments. These include InMobi, Freecharge and Snapdeal founders, along with internet entrepreneurs & investors Justin Kan and Tikhon Bernstam among others. Along with the reputed investors, the company is also backed by Tiger Global Management, Matrix Partners and Mastercard.
Harshil was recently featured in an eclectic list of 30 promising young Indian talent under the age of 30, by Forbes magazine. While Harshil is a mechanical engineer by degree, he has been coding since his schooldays and has worked on multiple software projects in college.