|Born||6 December 1987|
|Occupation||Author, Entrepreneur, Film Maker and Investor|
|Notable works||How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company|
Varun Agarwal (born December 6, 1987) is an Indian entrepreneur, film maker and author. He has co-founded three companies and authored a national bestseller, How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company.
Varun has co-founded three startups, Alma Mater, an online store for merchandise especially for students of colleges and schools which was started in 2009, Reticular, a social media marketing company started in 2010, and Last minute Films, a production company for online video content which was started in 2005.
Varun says that the current aim of the company is to become profitable as well as more responsible.
Alma Mater has also launched a customised online Do-It-Yourself (DIY) online T-shirt maker tool called PLAY. The user can join or create a group, make custom T-shirts with an online editing tool, share it with friends and group members and invite others to join.
Varun Agarwal also founded an online learning platform name Grades don't matter which is a platform that provides educational courses taught by professionals.
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company was rolled out in 2012 by Rupa publishers and is a national bestseller. 'How I Braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company' had already hit the number 5 spot on the Amazon India bestsellers list.
He has teamed up with a Bangalore-based stand-up comedian Sanjay Manaktala to make a music video called 'Anu Aunty, Engineering Anthem' based on his book. This video, which went viral, was featured on The Enthu Cutlets, a channel promoted by Varun in 2014 to showcase Bengaluru's comedians.
Siddarth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala will be making a movie which is an adaptation of Varun's book 'How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-founded A Million Dollar Company'. Nitesh Tiwari, who directed the Bollywood movie Dangal, is working on this new film.
Varun is one of the prominent storytellers and motivational speakers in India. Varun has also given INK talks, the Indian version of TED, where he shares his story. His first INKTalk's speech has marked more than 7,50,000 views on YouTube and is constantly increasing. He has given talks to executives at Unilever in London, college students in Pune and to employees of tobacco firm Philip Morris in Macau.