Mumbai : deccan express – The Founder of rental start-up Grabhouse, Pankhuri Shrivastava, passed away on December 24 at the age of 32 after a heart attack. The death of Pankhuri, who had started her business venture at a very young age, has shocked her family members and relatives. Her last post on social media before her death has gone viral.
Pankhuri had started rental start-up Grabhouse in 2012 which was purchased by Quikr in 2016. Later, she launched Pankhuri, a social community platform focusing on women.
She had earned her name in the business community at a young age. She had shared a post on Twitter on December 23. She had said in her post, “Is it just me or has it become really hard to evaluate a candidate’s potential in 1 hour interview. All seem to have the read the same articles, know the same hacks from companies that are doing well and almost talk the same language! Are ref checks the only way?”
Is it just me or has it become really hard to evaluate a candidate's potential in 1 hour interview. All seem to have read the same articles, know the same hacks from companies that are doing well & almost talk the same language! Are ref checks the only way?
— Pankhuri Shrivastava (@pankhuri16) December 23, 2021
She had raised $3.2 mln through Sequoia Capital India’s accelerator programme and had set up the first rental start-up Grabhouse.
Pankhuri hailed from Jhansi and arrived in Mumbai when she was 25 years old. She had to face a tough time while trying to rent a house. After she paid a lot of money to the brokers, an idea came to her mind that she could start a company which will help people to find a house.
She started Grabhouse with an initial capital of Rs 20,000. The annual turnover of the company had reached Rs 720 crore. In 2016, Quikr had purchased Grabhouse.
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