OYO’s Ritesh Agarwal sets up Aroa Ventures to invest in startups

OYO Founder Ritesh Agarwal has set up a new investment entity, Aroa Ventures, that will focus on early-stage businesses in the consumer, technology and leisure infrastructure sectors. The Singapore-based entity is being sponsored by RACo holding company.

Hospitality startup Oyo’s founder Ritesh Agarwal has glided a beginning phase investment support named Aroa Ventures, which will concentrate on interests in development stage new companies in customer, innovation, and recreation framework parts.

The reserve additionally incorporates Gaurav Gulati, prime supporter, and ex-COO of Innov8 as a co-proprietor. Oyo had gained collaborating space supplier Innov8 for $31 million out of an all-money bargain in March 2019.

Aro adventures will hope to put resources into new businesses with yearly incomes of $500,000 to $1 million. The VC store’s site shows that the venture firm will have a normal arrangement size between $1 million to $10 million.

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With this, Agarwal will join a developing number of organizers turned heavenly attendant financial specialists, for example, Sachin Bansal, Kunal Bahl, Kunal Shah, and Vijay Shekhar Sharma who have drifted separately holding elements to put and get value in new businesses.

In July, Paytm originator Sharma framed separate venture substances VSS Holdings Pvt Ltd and VSS Investco Pvt Ltd to legitimately put resources into new businesses. Preceding this in September 2019, Snapdeal fellow benefactors Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal likewise went to holy messenger contributing through their VC firm Titan Capital.

The advancement was first detailed by a tech news entry Entrackr. As indicated by filings got to by the distribution, Aroa Ventures was enlisted in 2019 in Singapore with Agarwal and Thomas Hufnagel as investors in the element. Agarwal, be that as it may, claims 100% of Aroa Ventures.

Oyo didn’t react to Mint’s questions until distributing time.

“Past capital, our group of sequential business visionaries and experienced experts work nearby portfolio organizations to quicken their development and to convey better hazard balanced returns,” the Aroa Ventures site said.

Agarwal’s new VC finance comes nearly 12 months after the youthful originator expanded his stakeholding in Oyo by setting up a new substance named RA Hospitality Holdings (Cayman). In July 2018, RA Hospitality got the opposition commission (CCI) gesture to converge with Oyo’s parent elements.

In October a year ago, Oyo had raised $1.5 billion through RA Hospitality and Japan’s Softbank some portion of the friendliness startup’s Series F subsidizing round.