Gita Ramanan, 35, Co-Founder & CEO Design Cafe
- Base Bangalore
- Initial capital Rs 1 crore
- Total funding $35mn
- 2018 order booking Rs 60 crore
- Employees 700
- Clients/Projects Over 5,000
When 22-year-old architect Gita Ramanan stepped into a meeting room one afternoon to make a presentation to 18 men seated around the table, she was asked: “When is your boss coming?” Having recently been selected from among 150 entrants for a competition to design a complex of 800 apartments, she gently broke it to them that she was in charge.