Who is Varun Dua founder and CEO of Acko in Shark Tank season 3, biography, age, education and net worth

Who is Varun Dua founder and CEO of Acko in Shark Tank season 3, biography, age, education and net worth

Varun Dua, who is the founder and CEO of Acko, is all set to join Shark Tank India as a new shark as the show returns for a third season, find out more about him below along with his net worth

Varun Dua will join a list of esteemed entrepreneurs and industry leaders on the show this season.

Who is Varun Dua founder and CEO of Acko in Shark Tank season 3 2024, biography, age, education and net worth

The makers of Shark Tank India are set to make the new season even bigger and grander, and brining in Varun is a step closer to making it happen.

Varun Dua bio, age, and education

Varun Dua, who is currently just 38 years old, is the founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Acko Insurance. He also owns CoverFox and online insurance aggravators. Varun has over 10 years of experience in the insurance market. Varun attended the University of Mumbai, where he completed his bachelor’s degree. He then completed his masters from a business school in India called MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications), Ahmedabad.


Varun Dua profession and career

Following his graduation, Varun started out his career as a trainee at Leo Burnett Advertising. He then worked as a marketing manager for Tata AIG Life Insurance and Franklin Templeton Investments. After working for different companies in various roles, he started working on his own venture. Varun went on to launch CoeverFox, one of the biggest online insurance aggravators.

Following his success with CoeverFox, he launched another company called Acko in 2016. Due to his previous records in the insurance market and his proven success with CoeverFox, Varun managed to raise over $30 million for Acko from multiple investors. One of the key motivations for starting Acko was the rising trend of using the Internet to find interesting ways of selling insurance products. The internet offers a way of offering insurance with hassle-free paperwork and quick results.  According to a report in October 2021, Acko had a valuation of over $1 billion.


Net worth

Acko became India’s 34th startup to become a unicorn, with a valuation of $1 billion and above but Vinod’s net worth isn’t known.

Varun Dua in Shark Tank India 3

Varun Dua will join a highly successful panel list that includes the following people:

  • Aman Gupta (Co-Founder and CMO of boat)
  • Amit Jain (CEO and Co-founder of CarDekho Group, InsuranceDekho.com)
  • Anupam Mittal (Founder and CEO of Shaadi.com—People Group)
  • Namita Thapar (Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals LTD)
  • Vineeta Singh (Co-Founder and CEO of SUGAR Cosmetics)
  • Peyush Bansal (Co-founder and CEO of Lenskart.com)
  • Ritesh Agarwal (Founder and CEO of OYO Rooms)
  • Deepinder Goyal (Founder and CEO of Zomato)
  • Azhar Iqubal (Co-Founder and CEO of Inshorts)
  • Radhika Gupta (MD & CEO of Edelweiss Mutual Fund)

Interested fans can watch the entire season of Shark Tank India 3 exclusively on Sony Liv.

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