About Us

Pin a location on the map, and magicpin will show you the best local experiences that people in the neighborhood are having - from the hippest cafés, to the yummiest dimsums, the trendiest fashion boutique, luxurious spas, and more…

Social networks continue to specialize - Pinterest for design, Twitter for media, Instagram for pictures, Linkedin for professionals:

magicpin is the social network for ‘local experiences’.

Offline retail is a $1 Trillion market in India (by 2020). This is 100x the size of ecommerce and constitutes of many large brands and millions of merchants across categories like restaurants, fashion, spa, beauty, yoga, sports, gym, and more. With the penetration of smartphones, the way we discover and transact these local experiences is changing and magicpin is driving that change.

Our user community, known as 'magicians' are up and about in their city’s neighborhoods sharing their local experiences through picture stories that inspire other users to have those experiences. For their spending, users get rewarded in ‘magicpin points’ that can be used to buy more services and experiences at magicpin partner merchants. magicpin is now live in Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai and is quickly spreading to more cities.

For partner brands and merchants, we are the place to engage people, to spotlight their uniqueness, reward loyal customers, and share updates about new events or services. On magicpin, a partner's customers create content that goes on to social media to more relevant users, increasing new and repeat business to the partner. The ability to drive engagement and commerce at a neighborhood level is what wins magicpin the love of thousands of live partners.

Backed By

Lightspeed is a three decade old Silicon Valley based venture capital fund with over USD 3B in assets under management across US, Israel, China and India. Consumer investments include Snapchat, Living Social, Nest, Playdom, etc.

Launchpad (2016)

Google Launchpad Accelerator provides successful early stage businesses with technology and expertise necessary to scale. magicpin was the youngest startup internationally selected for this program.

Backed By

Early stage VC firm: Catalyst for Tech Entrepreneurship in India. Investment Partner/Board Observer/Board of Directors: magicpin, Unacademy, Dataweave, LetsMD, 99RetailStreet, ZipLoan, ZopHop.

Life at magicpin

We are a highly driven team with rich and varied background from IITs, IIMs and other reputed colleges. Between us, we have built and scaled high performance teams from scratch, built technology solutions that impact lives and advised leading corporates on strategy and operations. We have also been an integral part of India’s startup journey having worked in leading VCs and led investments in several early stage startups in India like Delhivery, Housing, TinyOwl, LimeRoad, Freshmenu, CraftsVilla, OneAssist.

Innovation

Innovation

Question status quo, be creative, think out-of-the-box

Courage

Courage

Say what you think, take hard decisions

Curiosity

Curiosity

Listen, seek to understand, insatiable appetite to learn

Ownership

Ownership

Take initiatives, own your tasks, get stuff done

Integrity

Integrity

Do the right thing, be transparent

Empathy

Empathy

Have respect for customers, merchants and team

Team

Team

Collaborate, help, have fun

Innovation

Innovation

Question status quo, be creative, think out-of-the-box

Courage

Courage

Say what you think, take hard decisions

Curiosity

Curiosity

Listen, seek to understand, insatiable appetite to learn

Ownership

Ownership

Take initiatives, own your tasks, get stuff done

Integrity

Integrity

Do the right thing, be transparent

Empathy

Empathy

Have respect for customers, merchants and team

Team

Team

Collaborate, help, have fun

Our Team

Anshoo Sharma

Co-founder and CEO

Anshoo has 13 years of professional experience in investing, consulting and tech roles across India and USA. Before magicpin, he was the second person on Lightspeed's India team where he spent close to 6 years and led or was actively involved with nine investments. Prior to Lightspeed, Anshoo was at Bain & Co for 4 years - he joined Bain in Boston, and was then a part of Bain's early team in India where he advised clients across consumer, tech and financial services sectors. Anshoo is a graduate from IIM-Ahmedabad before which he was in product and technology roles for 3 years at Motorola and Hughes Software (Aricent). Outside of work he enjoys spending time with family, driving, music and movies.

Brij Bhushan

Co-founder and COO

Brij has spent a large part of his professional life closely involved in the startup ecosystem with Nexus as an investor and leadership role at early stage startup before that. He also spent 4 years at Bain & Co's India and USA office after graduating from IIM Bangalore and had been in tech roles prior to that. He is passionate about solving problems, building things from scratch and developing people. Startups provide such opportunities in abundance. Outside of living his dream of building magicpin, he likes spending time with his family, traveling and reading.

Nipun Bhatia

CTO

Nipun Bhatia is the CTO of magicpin where he leads the product and engineering teams for the company. Nipun has diverse experience as an engineering leader at organizations of different scale - WalmartLabs, Oracle, and startups - Kosmix and BlueShift Labs and has built products in different domains like search, ads and e-commerce. Before magicpin, he worked at a number start-ups in Silicon Valley, Kosmix (acq. by Wal-Mart) and Blueshift Labs (APAC Engineering Head). At Wal-Mart he was the first engineer and lead the Algorithmic Pricing Initiative that developed techniques to price product algorithmically. He graduated with MS in CS with a specialization in AI from Stanford University.

Rinshul Chandra

Business

Rinshul is passionate about applying creative solutions to complex, unstructured challenges, and building processes and teams. Before magicpin, he was a part of Front-end Engineering team at Royal Dutch Shell, liaising with multi-disciplinary teams to develop and deliver solutions for multi-tiered projects across the globe. Rinshul has closely worked with several startups and projects spanning the fields of product innovation, supply chain, education tech, analytics and business strategy. He had a gamut of achievements and leadership roles under his belt at his graduate school, IIT Kharagpur. An avid quizzer, he loves basketball, music and exploring new places in his free time.

Abhishek Awasthi

Head, Engineering

Abhishek brings 10 years of professional experience across tech leadership, product designing, delivering end to end tech solutions and team building. He enjoys writing code, innovating scalable tech solutions and exploring new technologies. Before magicpin, Abhishek has been in the tech leadership role with Tradus and Oneshield where he built teams and owned tech platforms. Abhishek is computer science graduate from IIT-BHU and started his career with Goldman Sachs. Outside the work, he loves spending time with family, travelling to new places, reading books and music.

Umesh Sharma

Tech

IITKGP-CS, MSFT.

Naman Mawandia

Head, Finance

Naman has 9 years of professional experience in investment banking and consulting. Prior to joining magicpin, he worked with Langham Capital, a boutique advisory firm focused on M&A and private equity for seven years closing transactions in sectors including technology, consumer, renewable energy and restaurants. He worked with McKinsey & Company focused on consumer sector before securing his MBA from Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), with a major in Finance. An alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), he graduated amongst the top 1% of Delhi University. Naman enjoys reading, investing in public markets and spending time with his son.

Rohit Kumar

Tech

IIT KGP-CS, Microsoft, 3rd Dime.
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Contact Us

Gurgaon Office

Samast Technologies Pvt Ltd,
Plot - 379 & 380, Sector - 29,
Near IFFCO Chowk Metro Station
Gurgaon - 122001

Bangalore Office

No.421/G, 1st Floor,
3rd Cross, 1st Main,
1st Stage, Indiranagar,
Bangalore - 560 038

Pune Office

1196/B, Shrishti Chambers,
First Floor, Office No. 4,
Ghole Road,
Pune – 411005

User: care@magicpin.in Partner: partner@magicpin.in

User: care@magicpin.in
Partner: partner@magicpin.in