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2 Indian Americans in Fortune’s Annual 40 Under 40 List of Trailblazers and Influencers

2 Indian Americans in Fortune’s Annual 40 Under 40 List of Trailblazers and Influencers

  • Kanav Karıya and Ankit Gupta are among the founders, executives, investors, creators, and activists who are shaping business, empowering and connecting people.

Two Indian Americans are included in Fortune’s annual ’40 Under 40’ list, which “shines a spotlight on influential individuals shaping business” this year. “The founders, executives, investors, creators, and activists on this year’s list are creating and seizing opportunity,” the magazine says. They are also “empowering others, exploring new treatments for diseases that affect millions, connecting people, building upon their successes as athletes and entertainers, trailblazing in their industries, and are even building new ones.”

Kanav Kariya

Listed in the Finance and Crypto category is 26-year-old Kanav Kariya, president of Jump Crypto. He started at Jump Trading Group, a startup incubator for crypto companies, as an intern “helping build the early trading platform for the group’s crypto efforts in 2016,” according to his company profile. Last year, he was handed over the reins of its rebranded, 170-person digital assets division, Jump Crypto. Since then, “he’s overseen billions in investments in the crypto space and helped position the company as a major player in Web3,” his profile says. Kariya told Fortune that he wants Jump Crypto to be a “key infrastructure builder that is part of the furniture of the industry as it scales.” Fortune notes that Jump Crypto “is undeterred, and has invested in more than 100 crypto companies in a year. Karıya has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Ankit Gupta

Ankit Gupta, founder and CEO of Bicycle Health is included in the Health and Bioscience section. Fortune notes that his company aims to fill that gap with specialized telehealth services for opioid use disorder. Gupta, 35, founded Bicycle Health in 2017 when he bought a single clinic in Redwood City, California. After the government regulations were relaxed in 2020 to allow more opioid-treatment medications to be prescribed online, the company expanded to 29 states, treated 20,000 patients, and raised $83 million in venture funding. Before Bicycle Health, Gupta was co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Pulse News. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, and he earned his Master of Science (MS) in Computer Science from Stanford University, specializing in machine learning. In his spare time, Gupta volunteers for his non-profit organization, Docs and Hackers, which aims to bridge the gap between the technology and healthcare fields.

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