Bangalore, India, February, 2016: Mr. Ankur Jain, Founder of Bira91 (B9 Beverages), India’s first Craft Beer company has been listed in ‘40 UNDER 40’ LIST BY FORTUNE INDIA Magazine.
Fortune India’s 40 under 40 is an esteemed list of individuals whom editors at Fortune magazine consider to be the most influential leaders for the year. Fortune is an international business journal best known for its annual ranking of companies and individual achievers from the world of business. It qualifies and features the most innovative entrepreneurs who have successfully turned ideas into profitable businesses. The list includes business leaders, political personalities, sportsmen, fashion designers, and others who are under forty years old.
Launched in February 2015, Bira91 is taking the market by storm and is well on its way to change the dynamics of the beer market in India. The article specifically mentions the quirky logo, its vibrant social marketing and how the brand went viral with a growth of 30% month on month. It also states that Bira91 has recently raised USD 6 million in Series A funding by Sequoia Capital.
“After establishing a stronghold in seven cities with 30% share in the premium beer market within a year of its launch, our key focus remains in maintaining a personal connect with the consumer as well as spreading the love and culture for perfect tasting beer. It is a proud moment for us as a brand to get acknowledged by Fortune India and we owe it to our consumers. Consumers love Bira91 and recommend us to people they know. This kind of strong word-of-mouth puts Bira91 in an extremely unique position full of limitless opportunity and serious responsibility in the coming years and we are all geared up for it.” said Mr. Ankur Jain, CEO, B9 Beverages.