Gaurav Dahake

CEO & Co-founder, Bitbns

Gaurav Dahake is the CEO and Co-founder at Bitbns, a leading cryptocurrency exchange in the country. He is an ex IITian, a young and dynamic techie, driven to encourage youth to be more innovative and help them achieve much-needed financial stability from the early days of their career ladder.
Gaurav has over a decade of experience in the Start-up segment. He kick-started his entrepreneurial journey with Cleanoventions, a clean energy venture focused on developing and commercializing highly efficient clean energy innovations. From there, he went on to become a serial entrepreneur by forming a series of innovative companies. He started entities like, InformVisitors, a real-time push notification enabler; BuyHatke, a best price comparison site in India that helps offer the best deals and offers from all leading online stores like Flipkart, Amazon, etc. UseMyCards is an online card-sharing platform that helps card owners earn money and buyers save more while shopping online.
He has redefined start-up innovation by realizing out-of-the-box ideas in a pursuit to make lives better and easier. His most significant venture to date is Bitbns.
Founded in Dec 2017, Bitbns is today a leading cryptocurrency exchange with over 4 million users and USD 2 billion trading volume monthly and operating in over 300 markets. It is rapidly growing in user base and popularity. With many innovative products like fixed income, Goal-based SIPs, and many more, Bitbns is rapidly disrupting the crypto investment arena. The platform is globally first to start P2P ecosystem for FIAT deposits/withdrawals, Arbitrage Chrome Extension, Margin trading of 28+ cryptocurrencies with 4x leverage, and much more.
Gaurav’s vision is to build the ultimate user experience on his platform, empowering a billion Indians to invest smarter. He was also a finalist and innovator at Saastve, Hult Prize 2013, one of the most prestigious prizes in the startup ecosystem, where he built a model for a Social Enterprise to help solve food insecurity in urban slums. Gaurav has pursued his B.Tech + M.Tech in Industrial Engineering and Management from IIT Kharagpur.
Company Profile
Founded in Bengaluru in December 2017, Bitbns is India's most versatile exchange. Popular among users for the easiest way to buy & sell Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum and other crypto-assets at the lowest trading fee in India. With over 4 million users and a monthly trading volume of about $2 billion, today, Bitbns is a one-stop shop for a diverse suite of crypto-based products and services. The cryptocurrency exchange is the brainchild of three founding IIT-Kharagpur graduates, Gaurav Dahake (CEO), Prashant Singh (CTO), and Srikanth Sethumadhavan (UI and Front End).
Powered by self-driven individuals, the crypto exchange has attracted over half a million users within a year of its inception. With various products such as bit droplet, SIP in bitcoin, and FIP, a fixed deposit for crypto, the exchange caters to multiple audiences, including traders and long-term mature investors.
The exchange prides itself on being India's first exchange that listed 50+ cryptocurrencies within a year of its launch. Currently, it has over 347 cryptocurrencies listed on its platform, the highest in the country. It is also the global first exchange to start the P2P ecosystem for FIAT deposits/withdrawals mechanism. It offers ease in trading or buying and selling crypto-assets at the best available prices. Some of the top cryptocurrencies one can trade on Bitbns are Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Binance Coin (BNB), Neo (NEO) and more. The exchange sports a stack of trading tools and features like Margin Trading, Stop Limit, and Trailing Stop Limit.
It is one of the first cryptocurrency exchanges to introduce Bracket Orders (a combination of three orders: Entry Order, Exit Order (Target Order), and Trailing Stop Loss Order) for trading. On the mission to empower billions to trade cryptocurrency seamlessly, it is a pioneer in offering Crypto SIP – Bitdroplets, which allow investors to invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum as low as ₹100 per day. The exchange is a part of Buyhatke Internet Pvt. Ltd. - the parent organisation incorporated in 2015.
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