Varun started Ketto in 2012 with a vision to provide an equal opportunity to every Indian to raise funds for projects of their choice. The goal of this venture was to make fundraising democratic giving people the power to choose what they would like to give their money to. The company aims at increasing transparency in the current system of contribution and making crowdfunding easy, accessible & affordable to users across the world. Since inception Ketto has raised over INR 100 crore from 3 lac funders from across 20 countries for 30,000 projects in India.
Varun strongly believes that the internet has had the ability to break the barriers of distance with the advent of real-time communications. Just like social networks broke down the barriers for building new relationships, similarly, he envisions crowdfunding breaking the barriers between people who have capital and the ones who struggle due to the lack of it.
A graduate from N.M college of Economics & Commerce, Varun is a Charted Financial Analyst, a certified Financial Risk Manager and an Alumni of Dasra Social Impact.
Varun has extensive knowledge in financial marketplaces due to his work experience at Kotak Bank & ICap as an Interest Rate Swap Trader & has successfully run deals worth over Rs 10,000 crores. Varun has also extensively volunteered in the non-profit spaces while he was in college and has worked with NGOs such as The Akshara Foundation and Care India.