YourStory was founded in 2008 by Shradha Sharma, when the word startup wasn't as well-known in India, as it is today and entrepreneurship was often not the first career choice for the youth. Today, YourStory is India's biggest media tech platform, having published 50,000 stories of entrepreneurs. It is now available in 12 Indian languages. The company has also helped nearly 50,000 entrepreneurs by providing them offline platforms for visibility, networking and useful connections over the years.through the various conferences and meetups it holds across the country, such as TechSparks, MobileSparks, Bhasha and others.
Bootstrapped for the seven years, YourStory is now backed by Ratan Tata, UC Berkeley, Kalaari Capital, Qualcomm Ventures, and TV Mohandas Pai in August 2015. Today, YourStory has a monthly online reach of 150 million across its platform.