With 26 years of experience in capital markets spanning India’s biggest Custodian to India’s largest and one of world’s fastest Stock Exchange, Ajay Thakur has played a pivotal role in setting up the BSE SME and Start-up platform. He is credited with the launch of first-ever SME exchange and Start-up platform in India. BSE today is the largest SME Platform in India with 365 companies listed and many more in the pipe. These companies represent 17 sectors that have raised an amount of Rs 3,844 crore with a market capitalisation of nearly 50,000 crores. Of these, 131 have migrated to the mainboard. BSE has got 14 Start-ups listed in its Start-up Platform which has raised 61 crores with a market capitalization of 360 crore.