Mr. Varun Khaitan


Mr. Varun Khaitan is the Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of Urban Company (formerly known as UrbanClap), an online platform connecting customers with the right professional services. He is responsible for business operations and partner success at the Company. Urban Company is Asia's largest at-home services marketplace with a presence in India, UAE, Australia, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Using the company's app, consumers can avail themselves much wellness, and home repairs and maintenance services.


Mr. Khaitan received his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur in 2009. After his brief but enriching experience with the industry in the US, he returned to India to start his entrepreneurial journey. After launching Cinemabox in 2014, he co-founded Urban Company. At the helm of affairs, Mr. Khaitan has been instrumental in building Urban Company into a network of 40,000+ trained service professionals who have served over 5 million consumers across 35+ cities globally.

Prior to founding Urban Company, Mr. Khaitan was working at Qualcomm RnD in California and was a consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised Fortune 500 companies across geographies and industries. Mr. Khaitan is the three-time recipient of the Fortune 40 Under 40 Award (2021, 2019, and 2018). He was also awarded the Economic Times 40 Under 40 for the year 2019. He is also the recipient of the prestigious IITK Young Alumnus Award, 2021.

Achievements and Honors

  • Young Alumnus Award, IITK, 2021.
  • Economic Times 40 Under 40 Award, 2019.
  • Fortune 40 Under 40 Award, 2021, 2019, 2018.