By Ankita Mukherjee Last Updated:
BharatPe co-founder, Ashneer Grover was one of the judges in the panel of the reality TV show, Shark Tank India. Every now and then, the business tycoon, Ashneer leads the headlines for his controversial statements. He is known for being straightforward and short-tempered. However, for the last couple of days, he was in the news for resigning from his own company.
Recently, Ashneer shared a picture to lash out at the statement that he lives a lavish lifestyle, and that stirred more controversy about him. The BharatPe co-founder shared the post to respond to the statement of his own company's board. Check it out:
On March 2, 2022, Ashneer Grover took to his LinkedIn profile and shared a picture of a mattress put on the floor by his friend to show his bed for the night and oppose the statement that he lives a lavish lifestyle. Sharing the picture, he penned a long note along with it that can be read as:
"I am appalled at the personal nature of the BharatPe Board's statement, but not surprised. It comes from a position of personal hatred and low thinking. I think the Board needs to be reminded of $1M of secondary shares investors bought from me in Series C, $2.5M in Series D and $8.5M in Series E. I would also want to learn who among Amarchand, PWC and A&M has started doing audit on 'lavishness' of one's lifestyle."
He further mentioned in the caption that the only lavish thing about him is his dreams and ability to achieve them with all his hard work and determination. He wrote:
"The only thing lavish about me is my dreams and ability to achieve them against all odds through hard work and enterprise. I hope the Board can get back to working soon - I as a shareholder am worried about the value destruction. I wish the Company and the Board a speedy recovery. Please get back to your actual day jobs."
Adding to the note, the businessman penned further that he indeed leads a lavish lifestyle, but he gets invited by his friends with open hearts who let him sleep on the floor. The caption can be read as:
"P.S. I indeed have a very lavish lifestyle. I get invited by friends with open hearts to their homes, where I have no qualms sleeping on the floor. And this is when I am on the road in US and UK raising $370M Series E. And I've the right to stay in any lavish hotel and charge it on the company issued credit card in my pocket. Those who haven't built from scratch will never understand the Founder's mentality."
Ashneer Grover is going through a rough phase as he has been stripped from all the positions from his company for alleged 'misdeeds'. The company board might even take legal actions against him, based on the reports.
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The MD and Co-founder of BharatPe, Ashneer Grover is one of the judges on the popular reality show, Shark Tank India. Ashneer has become a social media sensation for his unfiltered opinions on the reality show, and for the way he yells at the contestants for their startup ideas. HisRead More