Launched in 2013, OYO is South Asia's largest hotel chain with a presence in India, U.K., China, Malaysia and Nepal. With over 10,000 exclusive hotels in its chain, OYO is one of a kind and has pioneered the world’s first full stack technology led hospitality model. Its network includes major metros, regional business hubs, top leisure destinations as well as pilgrimage towns.
OYO was founded by Ritesh Agarwal, the first resident Asian to be accepted to the Thiel Fellowship (started by Paypal founder Peter Thiel). He was featured in Forbes 30 under 30 in Consumer Tech (2016) for creating a global disruptor. OYO was recently chosen as India’s Most Promising Hotel Network (HolidayIQ Better Holiday Awards 2017) and has received several accolades including Express IT Startup of the Year Award (2015), NDTV Dream Chaser of the Year (2016) and IAMAI Digital Startup of the Year (2016). It was recognized by Business Today as among the Coolest Start-Ups in India (2016) and ranked by LinkedIn as one of the top employee attractors in India two years in a row (2016, 2017). OYO is backed by leading global investors, including the SoftBank Group, Lightspeed India, Sequoia Capital and Greenoaks Capital.