Deepti Patankar, 34

Co-founder, Hostmaker

by MT staff

Pantankar grew up in India and studied at NLSIU, the country’s top law school, before moving to London to train with Linklaters. She co-founded Hostmaker in 2014 with her husband Nakul. Their upmarket Airbnb management service aims to remove the hassle homeowners face when managing short-term rentals, and provides an array of associated services, from housekeeping by five-star-hotel trained staff and professional photography to daily pricing reviews, guest vetting and interior design. It now has operations in eight cities across Europe, employs 200 people and turns over more than $50m.

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