Who is Geetansha Sood? All about OYO’s Ritesh Agarwal's entrepreneur wife 

Produced by: Basudha Das
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OYO founder Ritesh Agarwal married Geetansha Sood earlier this week 

Geetansha Sood and OYO's
Ritesh Agarwal get hitched

Delhi reception: Union
of entrepreneurs 

The reception in Delhi was attended by top names of India's start-up ecosystem, including Paytm's Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Lenskart's Piyush Bansal, and Softbank's Masayoshi Son 

Geetansha Sood is the director of Farmation Ventures Private Limited and is based in Lucknow 

Who is Geetansha Sood? 

Geetansha Sood’s company was registered with the Registrar of Companies, Kanpur on August 22, 2020 

Geetansha Sood’s startup

Sood's company has an authorised capital of Rs 1 lakh and also a paid-up capital of Rs 1 lakh 
The company has two directors Kuhuk Sood and Geetansha Sood 

Geetansha Sood’s
company details 

OYO Rooms founder Ritesh Agarwal is currently one of the youngest billionaires in India 
He  founded OYO when he was a teenager. His company has a presence in 80 countries and 800 cities 

OYO’s Ritesh Agarwal 

Agarwal was born in Odisha. He completed his school education in Odisha's Rayagada district. He prepared for IIT JEE in Kota 

Ritesh Agarwal’s education 

In 2011, he started a startup called Oravel Stays after dropping out of engineering college. His first startup used to book budget hotels 
In 2012, the company got Rs 30 lakh as grant under an accelerator program 

Ritesh Agarwal’s journey from student to entrepreneur

Agarwal got a grant of $1 lakh under the prestigious Thiel Fellowship. He used the money to set up OYO 

Funds for OYO

SoftBank is the biggest investor in the hospitality chain OYO, which Agarwal launched in 2013 Masayoshi Son has been mentoring Agarwal for almost a decade. He even gave him a personal guarantee for his $2 billion loan, which allowed Agarwal to increase his stake in OYO in 2019 

SoftBank and OYO link

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