Priyanka Gill | Success Story of POPxo and MyGlamm’s Founder
Priyanka Gill has been a big name in the business world for the last few years. She was born on 2 June 1980. She is famous for being the founder and CEO of POPxo, a platform launched for millennial women, and the president and co-founder of MyGlamm. In 2019, Priyanka Gill’s name came into the Businessworld 40 under 40 lists.
Early Life and Education
Priyanka Gill was born on 2 June 1980 in a small part of Punjab. She did her schooling at Vidya Devi Jindal School and then went to Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi, where she graduated with a degree in English Literature.
After completing her education, Priyanka went to pursue her EMBA at London Business School and Columbia Business School.
In 2012, Priyanka Gill started a fashion blog named eStylista. This blog later became a content platform, and in 2013 it was renamed to POPxo.
In November 2014, in a pre-series A funding, led by Rajan Anandan and Mithul Sacheti, Priyanka was able to raise three crores for POPxo. The company also raised an additional $2 million in a Series A round of funding from IDG Ventures, Kalaari Capital, and 500 startups.
In 2017, POPxo raised $3.1 million and $5.5 million in a round of funding led by South Korea’s Neoplux and Chinese mobile company OPPO with participation from existing investors. In the same year, POPxo’s name came in the Unilever Foundry30 Southeast Asia and Australasia, a list of the 30 most ambitious startups and scale-ups in the region.
In August 2020, Priyanka Gill came up with the decision to merge POPxo with MyGlamm. It is a beauty and make-up product brand founded in 2017 by Sanghvi Beauty and Technologies Pvt Ltd. Priyanka Gill later was appointed as the co-founder of the joint entity.
As a Journalist
In Priyanka Gill’s career as a journalist, she has made contributions to many international publications like The Independent and Travel + Leisure. She has also written for Hi! BLITZ, an Indian lifestyle magazine. Priyanka was an editor for Harper Bazaar India. She also writes for publications like The Guardian, Vogue India, and Hello Pakistan.
In 2019, Priyanka Gill was invited to a panel discussion with Textile Minister Smriti Irani, Faye D’Souza, Sairee Chahal, Ananya Birla, and Flavia Agnes on Create, nurture and transform: the better half at the ETGBS.
Priyanka Gill is a collector and investor in modern Indian art. In 2009, she bought Tyeb Mehta’s Mahisasura for US$1.2 million at a Christie’s auction in New York. This work was being sell at Christie’s inaugural Indian sale in Mumbai in December 2013 for US$3.2 million. Priyanka Gill supports Indian art by hosting art soirees and receptions.
Awards and Recognition
|2019||BW 40 under 40|
|2018||Young Woman Entrepreneur of the year at Conclave and Awards 2018|
|2018||Nominated for The Economic Times Startup Awards 2018|
|2020||100 Technology Leaders, Impact|
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How much is Priyanka Gill's net worth?
Priyanka Gill’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
Who is Priyanka Gill married to?
Priyanka is married to Raj Gill, an independent trader based in London. The couple is ranked as number 33 in list of Asian Power Couples Hot 100 presented by Red Hot Curry.
How old is Priyanka Gill?
Priyanka Gill is 42 years old, as of 2022.