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Ankit Sharma (born December 26, 1993 in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India) is an Indo-German Internet entrepreneur, writer and film maker[1].[2][3]

He is a social entrepreneur who co-founded technology startups, such as Upscale, River Technologies, Finocial and Muellner Internet[4]. [5][6] He is working on an upcoming documentary with the title- Story of an Indian MFI, which is based on recently released book under the same title.[7]

Early life and background[edit]

Sharma was born in a family of farmers with an agricultural background. His father Shiv Narayan later moved to New Delhi and became an engineer from Jamia Millia Islamia University. He began studying at Hansraj College, Delhi University for the Master of Science in Earth Science. However, his doubts about the education system in India led him to drop out of college.


In 2012, at the age of 17, Sharma founded a technology company called Upscale based in New Delhi. Upscale was a technology consulting firm and focused on emerging technologies such as Blockchain,[8] artificial intelligence and data science services.[9] [10]

Four years later, Sharma co-founded Finocial Information Systems, a blockchain-based banking platform company in New Delhi, India.[11]

He then co-founded Riverstreams Communications, a startup in virtual reality and artificial intelligence based in Noida and Bangalore Sanjay Salil, media entrepreneur.

Public work[edit]

Ankit Sharma is an investor at Muellner Internet, a tech capital company that invests technology and intellectual property into early stage ventures.[12][13] He is known to be a strong proponent of open source technologies. Earlier company, Upscale has actively collaborated with Grameen Bank's open initiative called Mifos X.[14]. He is also one of the youngest Google Summer of Code mentor from India in 2016 [15] and 2017.[16]

He has published research on predictive analytics and advises organizations on the introduction of blockchain.[17]

His forthcoming book is titled "Truth Trust and Transparency," a philosophical view of Blockchain as an emerging technology.[18]

He is a regular mentor and consultant for early-stage startups in India.[19]He participates in global technology conferences such as Springers[20], IRED, etc. as a technical advisor. He is a public speaker who likes to visit universities[21] and national entrepreneurship summits[22] delivering lectures.[23]

In summer 2019, Sharma is scheduled for the Blockchain Bluewhale Tour, a series of workshops across Indian and European cities.[24] Sharma also shares his views on various platforms such as Medium[25]yourstory and other social media.[26][27]


Sharma has published research titled 'Tracking Information About Future Interests and Events Using Web Mining, Predictive Analysis, and Semantic Web.'[28]; vide ISBN 978-1-63248-004-0 ; DOI 10.15224 / 978-1-63248-004-0-95 during a conference in Malaysia.


Sharma has published 'Story of an Indian MFI', writing about his research and case studies on microfinance in India and skill development, vide ISBN 9781793324306.[29][30]

He is also the author of 'Truth, Trust and Transparency', an upcoming book on emergence and use cases of blockchain technology, vide ISBN 9781720229704.[31]


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  3. ^ Wire, Issue (5 March 2019). "muellner-internet-to-launch-tech-capital-business". World News Quest. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "Muellner Internet Company Info". Indian Company. Indian Company Directory. 23 January 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  5. ^ Team, Scoopearth (2018-07-30). "Founder-of-block-chain-company-upscale-who-started-at-the-age-of-17". Scoopearth. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  6. ^ Expertchain, Website. "About Us". Expertchain. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  7. ^ Film, Documentary (2019). "Story of an Indian MFI". IMDB. IMDB. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  8. ^ Enthusiasts, Enthusiasts. "Blockchain meetup with Upscale". Coinworry. Coinworry. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
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  11. ^ Editor, Raghava (2018-09-18). "The Journey of Blockchain Startup Upscale Founder Ankit Sharma from Delhi To Munich". Startups India. Startup India. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  12. ^ Arora, Ansh (7 March 2019). "Lookitapp receives tech capital and investments from Muellner Internet". Anewswire. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  13. ^ Issuewire (5 March 2019). "Muellner Internet to launch tech capital business". IssueWire. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  14. ^ "Upscale powered by Mifos". Mifos Initiative. Mifos Org. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  15. ^ Cable, Ed. "Google Summer of Code 2016 Mentors". Mifosforge. Mifos Organisation. Retrieved 26 January 2017.
  16. ^ Cable, Ed. "2017 GSOC ideas and mentors". Mifosforge wiki. Mifos Organisation. Retrieved 7 May 2017.
  17. ^ Sharma, Ankit (3 August 2014). "Tracking information on future interests using predictive analytics". Seek Digital Library. ASEE 2014 (2014): 147–152. doi:10.15224/978-1-63248-004-0-95 (inactive 2019-08-20). Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  18. ^ Sharma, Ankit (1 April 2018). "Truth Trust Transparency". UPSCALE. Upscale. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  19. ^ Bhardwaj, Anshul (8 March 2019). "YoSir to launch GOYOcabs on 12th March". Issuewire. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  20. ^ BCT, IC. "Springer Blockchain Technology Conference". IC-BCT. Institute of Technology and Engineering. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  21. ^ City, Editor (10 March 2018). "EDC of Punjab University organises entrepreneurship summit, Ankit Sharma". City Air News. City Air News. Retrieved 10 March 2018.
  22. ^ Chandigarh, Editor (23 February 2017). "Industry Academia meet on IPR and technology commercialization". Chandigarh News Express. Chandigarh News Expres. Retrieved 23 February 2017.
  23. ^ Tricity, Ratisha (9 March 2018). "Get an Entrepreneurial Kick at UDYAMI '18, PU's National Entrepreneurship Summit". Chandigarh X. Chandigarh X. Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  24. ^ "Ankit Sharma, young social entrepreneur launches Blockchain Bluewhale Tour". Issue Wire. Munich, Germany. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  25. ^ Startup, The (2018-07-23). "Truth, Trust and Transparency: The 'satya' around the buzz 'blockchain'". Medium. Medium. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  26. ^ Sreeni, Suresh. "Blockchain, Crypto and Smart Cities' chat". Events High. Events High. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  27. ^ Ethx, Amit. "AMA With Ankit Sharma , Co-Founder at Upscale". ethx.co. Ethx. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  28. ^ Sharma, Ankit (3 August 2014). "Tracking information on future interests using predictive analytics". Seek Digital Library. ASEE 2014 (2014): 147–152. doi:10.15224/978-1-63248-004-0-95 (inactive 2019-08-20). Retrieved 10 January 2019.
  29. ^ Sharma, Ankit. "Stroy of an Indian MFI". Amazon US. Kindle. ASIN B07M78K576. Retrieved 9 January 2019.
  30. ^ Sharma, Ankit. "Ankit Sharma releasing his book on 'Story of an Indian MFI'". PRLog. Retrieved 2019-03-06.
  31. ^ Sharma, Ankit. "Truth Trust and Transparency, My experiments with emerging technnologies". Amazon US. Kindle. ASIN B07MJ6RTLK. Retrieved 9 January 2019.