Nithin Kamath (born 5 October 1979) is an Indian stock broker and Internet entrepreneur  known for founding Zerodha,    an online-only Indian discount stock brokerage   with daily retail trading turnovers crossing $1 billion.  He is also the founder of Rainmatter, a Bangalore based financial technology startup fund  and incubator. 
Nithin Kamath was born into a Konkani family in Shimoga, Karnataka. His father, U.R. Kamath was an executive with the Canara Bank, and his mother, Revathi, taught veena.  As a child, he travelled across India following his father's profession, before finally settling in Bangalore in 1996, where he finished his secondary and college education. 
Kamath started trading stock markets at the age of 17, when he started managing his father's trading account.
After spending considerable time as a professional trader, he worked at a call centre for three years due to the lack of trading capital, before becoming a sub-broker for Reliance Money and finally founding Zerodha in 2010 with his younger brother, Nikhil Kamath.  
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