The Local Tribe

  • Delhi, India
  • CommunicationMessaging, RetailSocial Commerce, Social Network, Hyperlocal, Consumer Internet, Mobile

Know your amazing city & its people, open an online store for your skills, buy/sell, rent, give away, join interest groups & much more.

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Team Summary

Founded by Vineet & Jayant, TLT has a team of about 10 full-time people.

Vineet had previous stints at Ericsson & ACL Mobile. Before starting TLT, he was Sr. VP at Paytm & started new verticals like Bus ticketing, Movie ticketing, Travel marketplace. He holds B.Sc Electronics & MBA degrees.

Jayant is an ex VP of Tech from One97 & has held similar leadership roles at ValueFirst & ACL. He did his B.Tech. from IIT (Kanpur) & Masters in CS from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Both have been together for close to 10 yrs working on highly successful consumer internet products

Between them, the rest have spent 70 yrs developing scalable & robust internet products. Manish (BITS Pilani) leads the backend (Team of 2). Harshita (BITS Pilani), ex Paytm looks after iOS app dev (Team of 3) & Android app is handled by a team of 2 with oversight from Rajeev (IIT, Kanpur). UI is handled by Vivek whose apps are featured on the App Store.

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Founding Team

Founder @ The Local Tribe, Senior Vice President - Business @ Paytm, Head of Consumer Business @ Ericsson


The Local Tribe (2015 - present)

Paytm (2014 - 2015)
Senior Vice President - Business

Ericsson (2010 - 2014)
Head of Consumer Business


Indian School of Business
Ericsson Leadership Program • 2011 - 2011

University of Pune
MBA • 1999 - 2001

University of Jammu
B.Sc. • 1995 - 1998

Jayant Varma


Co Founder @thelocaltribe @ The Local Tribe | VP (Technology) @ ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt. Ltd. IIT-K, UIUC


The Local Tribe | (2015 - present)
Co Founder @thelocaltribe

ValueFirst Digital Media Pvt. Ltd. (2013 - 2015)
VP (Technology)

Cellcast Interactive India (P) Ltd (2011 - 2013)
VP (Mobile)


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Masters • 1998 - 1999

Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
Bachelor of Technology • 1989 - 1993

Product/Service Summary

*FbStart winner and Uber Pitch finalists*

Taking SEARCH out of your city!

Personalised discovery of your amazing city, its awesome people, tons of activities, curated interests & offerings.

The Local Tribe brings the city to its users with curated content. It enables its users to buy/sell old things, put their apartment/gear on rent, donate stuff no longer needed, borrow things as and when required.

People with skills, get to set up online stores & end up monetising their time. So knitting, storytelling, home cooks, teachers, palmists etc become centre of attention.

At TLT, joining an interest group does not mean sharing a WhatsApp forward. It means joining a book club & physically sharing it, joining a blood donation club & end up making the largest donor registry, participating in a health group & fighting fit to make your city top the charts. It means being part of a pollution monitoring grid with community participation.

All this & much more

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