Piyush Bansal was born in 1982 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi with a degree in computer science and engineering in 2005. He then worked for a few years in the software industry before starting his own company, lenskart.com, in 2010.
LensKart is an online store that sells prescription glasses, sunglasses, and contact lenses. The company has been profitable since 2013 and has received funding from a number of investors, including Ratan Tata and Sequoia Capital.
In 2018, Bansal was ranked #43 on the Forbes India list of richest Indians, with a net worth of $1.3 billion.