Women Entrepreneurs GIWL Summit 2019

Kanika Gupta Shori, COO and Co-Founder of Square Yards, has been honoured with “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year" award at the Women Empowerment Summit and Great Indian Women Leader (GIWL) Awards 2019.

ForbesIndia.com

"Tanuj Shori & Kanika Gupta Shori, the CEO & COO of Square Yards was recently featured in an article in the prestigious journal - Forbes India as a token of the celebration of his unparalleled sense of entrepreneurship amidst the unchartered market of India Real Estate."

JoshTalk.com

"What it takes to become a Successful Entrepreneur" Developing an organization from scratch, her discipline, versatility, leadership qualities, and an exceptional determination along with the spirit and vision, has made Square Yards India’s largest real estate marketplace, catering to the needs of homebuyers and investors across the globe."

Livemint.com

"Women with male co-founders don’t necessarily fare better". Real estate and fintech aggregator Square Yards co-founder and chief operating officer (COO) Kanika Gupta Shori set up the company on her own, and realized that the largely male players in the world of real estate were uncomfortable around her."

Financial Express

"Home buyers will be hoping for cheaper loans from banks now, which will have a direct positive effect on the demand for housing. However, the transmission of this rate cut to the home loan seeker via lower lending rates from the banking system may take some time."

Kanika Gupta Shori - News

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Zee Business interviewed Kanika Gupta Shori, Founder & COO SquareYards, In this segment of Money Guru - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

SquareYards gets Times Group on board as investor in latest funding ro...

Square Yards has raised $20-million equity capital from multiple investors that include Times Group, Genkai Capital, PropertyGuru founders Steve Melhuish & Jani Rautiainen, and former chairman of Sing...

Experts hail mergers as positive for Indian economy; higher lending ca...

Industry Experts are upbeat about the recent public-sector Bank Mergers as a milestone decision for Indian Economy. For realty sector, they believe the lending capacity of banks will increase, which w...

Many people are choosing to rent for a l...

Let’s hear from a successful woman entrepreneur about how she keeps the balance and maintains synergies between personal and professional li...

Having faith in one’s capabilities alway...

In a culture where home-buying is considered the ultimate financial investment, living on rent for life might seem like an odd choice. But i...

What reinforces the affordability quotie...

Most Indians know it is difficult to find affordable and quality housing in metro cities. People living in houses that they struggle to affo...

A Glimpse of an Evening Spent Well with ...

Queen’s Brigade interviews Square Yards COO, Kanika Gupta Shori where she shares inspiring chronicles of her successful journey from a mothe...

How Square Yards Is Scaling By Integrati...

Thanking Inc42 Media for featuring Square Yards in its ‘Startup Stories’ column, talking about how the company is changing the real estate i...

Women with Male Co-Founders don’t necess...

Live Mint published an article on June 18, 2019, on the awkward situations women entrepreneurs face. Amongst several renowned female entrepr...
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Kanika Gupta Shori - Awards

Ms. Kanika Gupta Shori Presented with Businessworld 40 Under 40 Award -

Kanika Gupta Shori, is now a part of the coveted BW Businessworld 40 under 40 club, 2019! One of the most influential women leaders in the industry, Kanika has made an appearance in the list along wit...

Square Yards Recognized As Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award Winner 2019 -

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Kanika Gupta Shori Awarded with Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by Great...

Kanika has been honoured WITH “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” award AT the Great Indian Women Leader (GIWL) Awards 2019 held ON 27th September 2019 AT Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Square Yards Bagged Golden Brick Awards ...

Square Yards has bagged another prestigious accolade – “Best Real Estate Digital Agency of the Year (National)” – at the 4th Golden Brick Aw...

Square Yards has won Real-Estate Website...

Square Yards has won "Real-Estate Website of the Year" award for its flagship website www.squareyards.com at the 11th Realty+ Conclave & Exc...

Square Yards Awarded with Proptech Compa...

Square Yards conferred with the prestigious "Proptech Company of the Year" award at India Property Awards 2019 instituted by International B...

Square Yards Recognized at the Gulf Real...

Square Yards, was felicitated as Runner Up at the recently held Gulf Real Estate Awards, 2019 in the Best Technology in Real Estate category...

Square Yards Recognized as Brand Leaders...

Square Yards Oman has been awarded with the “Brand Leadership Award 2019” by World Marketing Congress. Riding the enormous wave of marketing...

Exceptional Women of Excellence by Women...

Ms. Kanika Gupta Shori, Co-Founder & COO, Square Yards, got the award of “Exceptional Women of Excellence” conferred on by Women Economic Fo...
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Kanika Gupta Shori - Articles

While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach ...

"Children are the best teachers", I learn from mine everyday as much as I teach them. Just yesterday when we were doing Aarav’s homework, Aarav had to write about an Inequality which he had observed r...

"Change is the only constant thing in the world So why fear changing h...

Majority of people who I have spoken to on the subject “Change” are not very fond of this word. If you ask anybody, if they would want to change their current home, without any strong reason to do it,...

Career or Family? You do not have to choose, you have to sacrifice 2-5...

Women all over the world have always been faced with this eternal dilemma, that whether, after a point in time, should they choose career over their family, or let go of the dreams of having a stable ...

About : Kanika gupta shori

Kanika Gupta Shori is the founder & COO of Square Yards, India’s largest real estate marketplace, Square Yards is an Online to Offline (O2O) transaction platform that helps simplify the home buying process by providing end to end solutions for homebuyers. Square Yards has become India’s largest distributor of “new homes” with 2700 employees and presence across 10 countries and 40 cities in just 5 years since its inception. The platform facilitates USD $1 billion in gross transactions annually, driving USD $30 million in annualized revenue and is one of the few Indian startups to be operating at EBITDA break-even.


Kanika is a Wharton Business School alumni, CFA Level 2 candidate & Bachelor in Economics from Delhi University. She is a highly qualified professional with over 11 years of experience & has dabbled in fields of asset management and entertainment before starting Square Yards. She is a mother of two boys & while bringing up her kids, she used to invest family wealth in other startups as an angel investor.


Kanika is a multi-talented and versatile personality who has been associated with various social causes related to women empowerment & children welfare. She has she has garnered significant media attention and has won several accolades including “Young Achiever,” “Woman Icon.” to name a few. She is a trained dancer in Salsa, Tango, Zumba & Kathak; in addition to being an avid traveller, having been to 6 continents, 40+ countries; is also an adventure sports enthusiast & a certified Scuba Diver by Padi. She has done cage diving with sharks in the Pacific Ocean, explored ship wrecks in Java Sea, dived in caves of Indian Ocean & seen corals of Great Barrier Reef & Red Sea.


Square Yards is a technology-enabled, global real estate aggregator and India’s largest player for primary residential real estate. It’s subsidiary Square Capital is one of the largest marketplace for secured mortgages in India. Square Yards platform offers an integrated consumer experience & covers the full real-estate journey from search, discovery to research, transactions, home loans and post-sales service – fully integrating buyers to an extensive network of 500+ partner real estate developers, and 90+ banks & NBFCs. Square Yards is led by accomplished professionals, ex-bankers, and Ivy school alumni and is backed by the competence of more than 2500 employees in 30 cities and ten countries.