CEO, Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Dhruv Agarwala is the CEO of Elara Technologies Pte. Ltd. that owns the brands, PropTiger.com, Housing.comand Makaan.com. A serial entrepreneur, Dhruv has started and successfully exited several ventures across a wide spectrum of domains including education, mining and fintech.
He co-founded PropTiger in 2011 with the objective of making the home buying process transparent and simple for consumers. Under his leadership, PropTiger.com has grown exponentially, both organically and through acquisitions such as makaan.com, Out of Box Interactions and 3DPhy.
In early 2017, PropTiger.com announced a merger with Housing.com to create India’s largest online-to-offline (O2O) real estate services player. At the helm of the combined entity, Dhruv plays a crucial role in formulating and directing key strategic plans to deliver value for consumers, agents and developers.
Dhruv has been the CEO of General Electric’s (GE) infrastructure business in India and has also led the Institutional Sales function for GE in India, prior to which he held multiple senior positions with the company in the US. He left GE in 2006 to kick-start his entrepreneurial journey in the internet space, co-founding iTrust Financial Advisors, an online financial advisory and distribution company which was later bought by Karvy.
Dhruv holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University and Stanford University respectively and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He enjoys reading and travelling and is a foodie.