Inc42.com

"Eyeing Unicorn Status: How Square Yards Is Scaling By Integrating Tech With Real Estate And Mortgages inc42.com" Thanking Inc42 Media for featuring Square Yards in its ‘Startup Stories’ column, talking about how the company is changing the real estate industry with technology and innovations. test

Women Entrepreneurs GIWL Summit 2019

Kanika Gupta Shori, COO and Co-Founder of Square Yards, has been honoured with “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year" award at the Women Empowerment Summit and Great Indian Women Leader (GIWL) Awards 2019.

ForbesIndia.com

"Tanuj Shori & Kanika Gupta Shori, the CEO & COO of Square Yards was recently featured in an article in the prestigious journal - Forbes India as a token of the celebration of his unparalleled sense of entrepreneurship amidst the unchartered market of India Real Estate."

JoshTalk.com

"What it takes to become a Successful Entrepreneur" Developing an organization from scratch, her discipline, versatility, leadership qualities, and an exceptional determination along with the spirit and vision, has made Square Yards India’s largest real estate marketplace, catering to the needs of homebuyers and investors across the globe."

Livemint.com

"Women with male co-founders don’t necessarily fare better". Real estate and fintech aggregator Square Yards co-founder and chief operating officer (COO) Kanika Gupta Shori set up the company on her own, and realized that the largely male players in the world of real estate were uncomfortable around her."

Kanika Gupta Shori - News

Real estate ends year on a high note after weathering COVID-19 storm a...

The Co-Founder and COO at Square Yards, one of Indias foremost real estate platforms, Kanika Gupta Shori, has opined that while real estate sector recovery is still some time away, it can be said that...

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Developers and buyers are forecasting a much better 2021 for the Indian realty sector owing to several Government measures and other factors propelling a recovery in the residential category. Experts ...

October-December housing sales recover strongly and the momentum is ex...

India’s residential real estate segment has apparently bottomed out for the year 2020 although momentum remained strong in the period between October and December for the year. 2021 should witness the...

How Indian real estate is coping in the ...

Square Yards, India’s foremost online platform for real estate transactions, has highlighted how sales figures in the housing sector came do...

2020 packed with real estate sector surp...

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Should you invest in real estate at the ...

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E-auction by SBI for properties- Should ...

Kanika Gupta Shori, COO and Co-Founder at Square Yards, India’s predominant real estate platform, has opined that the bank will only have po...

Real estate developers expect positive s...

Kanika Gupta Shori, COO at Square Yards, confirmed that 4,500+ potential home buyers walked in and booked 350+ properties with gross transac...

Square Yards CEO Tanuj Shori takes guard...

While Tanuj Shori talked about the travails of the Indian real estate sector, Sarbvir Singh talked of how panic buying has gone up exponenti...
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Kanika Gupta Shori - Awards

Ms. Kanika Gupta Shori Presented with Businessworld 40 Under 40 Award -

Kanika Gupta Shori, is now a part of the coveted BW Businessworld 40 under 40 club, 2019! One of the most influential women leaders in the industry, Kanika has made an appearance in the list along wit...

Square Yards Recognized As Red Herring Top 100 Asia Award Winner 2019 -

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Kanika Gupta Shori Awarded with Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by Great...

Kanika has been honoured WITH “Woman Entrepreneur of the Year” award AT the Great Indian Women Leader (GIWL) Awards 2019 held ON 27th September 2019 AT Shangri-La Hotel, Bengaluru. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Square Yards Bagged Golden Brick Awards ...

Square Yards has bagged another prestigious accolade – “Best Real Estate Digital Agency of the Year (National)” – at the 4th Golden Brick Aw...

Square Yards has won Real-Estate Website...

Square Yards has won "Real-Estate Website of the Year" award for its flagship website www.squareyards.com at the 11th Realty+ Conclave & Exc...

Square Yards Awarded with Proptech Compa...

Square Yards conferred with the prestigious "Proptech Company of the Year" award at India Property Awards 2019 instituted by International B...

Square Yards Recognized at the Gulf Real...

Square Yards, was felicitated as Runner Up at the recently held Gulf Real Estate Awards, 2019 in the Best Technology in Real Estate category...

Square Yards Recognized as Brand Leaders...

Square Yards Oman has been awarded with the “Brand Leadership Award 2019” by World Marketing Congress. Riding the enormous wave of marketing...

Exceptional Women of Excellence by Women...

Ms. Kanika Gupta Shori, Co-Founder & COO, Square Yards, got the award of “Exceptional Women of Excellence” conferred on by Women Economic Fo...
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Kanika Gupta Shori - Articles

Time is limited! How do you want to spend it? Doing your “karma” or co...

Most of us spent first 25 years studying out of this and expect to work till age of 60. With just 35 years of active work life, which means 12,775 days only. Assuming we sleep on an average 7-8 hours ...

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A global citizen is a person who is well read, well traveled, respects cultural diversity and human rights, advocates global social justice & is responsible towards humanity - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

My Journey to the top of the world.. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

As someone rightly said, best things happen often without any planning, just like our adventure packed trip to Finland.. A sucker for thrill & adventure, I could not resist the offer when my friend S...

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November 19th, is celebrated as Women’s Entrepreneurship Day; to honor how women are advancing as entrepreneurs and business owners across t...

While we try to teach our children all a...

"Children are the best teachers", I learn from mine everyday as much as I teach them. Just yesterday when we were doing Aarav’s homework, Aa...

"Change is the only constant thing in th...

Majority of people who I have spoken to on the subject “Change” are not very fond of this word. If you ask anybody, if they would want to ch...

Career or Family? You do not have to cho...

Women all over the world have always been faced with this eternal dilemma, that whether, after a point in time, should they choose career ov...

About : Kanika gupta shori

Kanika Gupta Shori is the founder & COO of Square Yards, India’s largest real estate marketplace, Square Yards is an Online to Offline (O2O) transaction platform that helps simplify the home buying process by providing end to end solutions for homebuyers. Square Yards has become India’s largest distributor of “new homes” with 2700 employees and presence across 10 countries and 40 cities in just 5 years since its inception. The platform facilitates USD $1 billion in gross transactions annually, driving USD $30 million in annualized revenue and is one of the few Indian startups to be operating at EBITDA break-even.


Kanika is a Wharton Business School alumni, CFA Level 2 candidate & Bachelor in Economics from Delhi University. She is a highly qualified professional with over 11 years of experience & has dabbled in fields of asset management and entertainment before starting Square Yards. She is a mother of two boys & while bringing up her kids, she used to invest family wealth in other startups as an angel investor.


Kanika is a multi-talented and versatile personality who has been associated with various social causes related to women empowerment & children welfare. She has she has garnered significant media attention and has won several accolades including “Young Achiever,” “Woman Icon.” to name a few. She is a trained dancer in Salsa, Tango, Zumba & Kathak; in addition to being an avid traveller, having been to 6 continents, 40+ countries; is also an adventure sports enthusiast & a certified Scuba Diver by Padi. She has done cage diving with sharks in the Pacific Ocean, explored ship wrecks in Java Sea, dived in caves of Indian Ocean & seen corals of Great Barrier Reef & Red Sea.


Square Yards is a technology-enabled, global real estate aggregator and India’s largest player for primary residential real estate. It’s subsidiary Square Capital is one of the largest marketplace for secured mortgages in India. Square Yards platform offers an integrated consumer experience & covers the full real-estate journey from search, discovery to research, transactions, home loans and post-sales service – fully integrating buyers to an extensive network of 500+ partner real estate developers, and 90+ banks & NBFCs. Square Yards is led by accomplished professionals, ex-bankers, and Ivy school alumni and is backed by the competence of more than 2500 employees in 30 cities and ten countries.