How 3 engineers built India’s largest crypto exchange

Ashish Singhal, Govind Soni, and Vimal Sagar landed on the idea to build a crypto exchange aggregator startup at a hackathon 

which went on to become CoinSwitch Kuber, India’s second crypto unicorn 

CoinSwitch Kuber  made headlines when it announced a $260 million Series C funding round from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Coinbase Ventures, and existing investors 

This marks the first-ever investment by a16z in an Indian startup. 

CoinSwitch Kuber also becomes the second Indian crypto startup to enter the unicorn club after CoinDCX 

CoinSwitch Kuber,  is also India’s largest crypto platform — with over 11 million registered users 

Govind, Vimal, and I are all computer science engineers, and we go way back. Govind and I are batchmates from college, and Vimal was a common friend.  

We always loved tech and tried our hands at various innovations, as well as participating and winning several hackathons. The idea for CoinSwitch came from one such hackathon.” 

The three friends were working at Amazon, Microsoft, and Zynga. But the allure of turning their hack into a product  

Set them on the path of entrepreneurship. Thus, CoinSwitch Kuber was launched.