Ritesh Agarwal (born 16 November 1993) is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms. He started his business career at age 17. He is the first resident Indian to win the Thiel Fellowship. More recently, he was named by Forbes in its "30 Under 30" list in the consumer tech sector. He first started Oravel Stays at the age of 18, and then catapulted it into OYO Rooms. It also features among the companies which may become the next start-up unicorns according to CB Insights research's findings, published in The New York Times.