We kick-started operations on the 15th of August, 2010 with the goal of breaking all barriers that traders and investors face in India in terms of cost, support, and technology. We named the company Zerodha, a combination of Zero and "Rodha", the Sanskrit word for barrier.
Today, our disruptive pricing models and in-house technology have made us the biggest stock broker in India in terms of active retail clients.
Over 7.5+ million clients place millions of orders every day through our powerful ecosystem of investment platforms, contributing over 15% of all Indian retail trading volumes.
In addition, we run a number of popular open online educational and community initiatives to empower retail traders and investors.
Rainmatter, our fintech fund and incubator, has invested in several fintech startups with the goal of growing the Indian capital markets.
Nithin bootstrapped and founded Zerodha in 2010 to overcome the hurdles he faced during his decade long stint as a trader. Today, Zerodha has changed the landscape of the Indian broking industry.
He was named one of the “Top 10 Businessmen to Watch Out for in 2016 in India” by The Economic Times for pioneering and scaling discount broking in India.
Playing basketball is his zen.
Co-founder & CFO
Nikhil is an astute and experienced investor, and he heads financial planning at Zerodha. An avid reader, he always appreciates a good game of chess.
Dr. Kailash Nadh
Kailash has a PhD in Artificial Intelligence & Computational Linguistics, and is the brain behind all our technology and products. He has been a developer from his adolescence and continues to write code every day.
Venu is the backbone of Zerodha taking care of operations and ensuring that we are compliant to rules and regulations. He has over a dozen certifications in financial markets and is also proficient in technical analysis. Workouts, cycling, and adventuring is what he does outside of Zerodha.
We take pride in the way we support our clients, and Hanan is responsible for this with his never ending flow of energy. He is the man behind many of our support initiatives that have helped us stay ahead of the game. A free thinker, Hanan can be seen posing as one in his free time.
Seema worked with an international airline business for over 6 years before joining us. She uses her experience of liasing with people from various backgrounds to ensure that our ever expanding support team maintains highest quality. She is an extremely disciplined fitness enthusiast.
Chief of Education
Karthik "Guru" Rangappa single handledly wrote Varsity, Zerodha's massive educational program. He heads investor education initiatives at Zerodha and loves stock markets, classic rock, single malts, and photography.
Austin is a successful self-made entrepreneur from Singapore. His area of specialty revolves around helping organisations including grow by optimizing revenue streams and creating growth strategies. He is a boxing enthusiast and loves collecting exquisite watches.