Nithin Kamath

Nithin Kamath

Formal First Name
1979 - present

Nithin Kamath is an Indian stock broker and entrepreneur known as the Founder and CEO of Zerodha, India's largest brokerage firm providing online trading services in stock, commodities, mutual funds, bonds, and currency. He is also the founder of Rainmatter, a Bangalore based financial technology startup fund and incubator, and a columnist for The Financial Express. Nithin launched Zerodha in 2010 to overcome the hurdles he faced during his decade-long stint as a trader. He started his professional career as a sub-broker when he partnered with Kamath Associates as a proprietary broker. He also spent six years deducing Portfolio advisory services. He began trading stocks when he was introduced to the markets by his friends at just 17, where he started trading in penny stocks.

Professional Experience


  • Founded in 2010, Zerodha is among the largest stock brokers in India in terms of active retail clients, with a total of 9+ million clients.

  • The company runs a number of popular open online educational and community initiatives to empower retail traders and investors.

  • Zerodha also runs Varsity by Zerodha, a large education initiative, and Rainmatter Capital, a fintech seed fund incubator based in Bangalore. 

  • It is also an official member of NSE's consultative committee for growing business.


  • Rainmatter, an initiative by Zerodha, funds and incubates innovative Indian fintech startups focusing on saving and investing.

  • Rainmatter Foundation funds startups and grassroots organizations working on climate change.


  • 2020 IIFL Wealth Huran India 40

  • 2020 Self-Made Rich List 2020

  • 2016 Startup of the Year (Bootstrap), The Economic Times

  • 2016 Top 10 Businessmen to Watch Out For in India, The Economic Times

  • 2016 Forbes India 30 Under 30 Finance

  • 2015 Emerging Brokerage Firm of the Year, BSE and Dun & Bradstreet

  • 2015 Emerging Brokerage Firm of the Year, BSE and Dun & Bradstreet

  • 2014 Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year, CII


  • Member, SEBI Security Markets Advisory Committee

  • Member, Market Data Advisory Committee