Aarti Kanodia


New York, New York, US

Aarti's Skills
Business Development
Product Management

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Aarti

This past January, 2015 I co-founded www.YourLocalCousin.com with two co-founders Riddhi and Kunal. On our first day our MVP launched we had our first paying customer. We are looking for a technical co-founder who can build a scalable product - the "AirBnB for travel advice" - integrating user stories and building an agile platform.

Your Local Cousin connects travelers with locals who can answer detailed questions and reduce the amount of time it takes to plan a trip.  Travelers pay between $9-$15 to communicate with a local via Skype, FaceTime, phone call, e-mail and/or text and locals get paid for their expertise.  Travelers with hectic work schedules can choose to e-mail back and forth but those looking to dig deeper, can schedule 15-30 minute calls with chatty locals who offer up many unique insights not easily available online. Travelers fill out a form on www.YourLocalCousin.com listing their interests, who they are traveling with, dietary restrictions as well as budget and this information is conveyed to locals they are matched with.  Locals get paid for their time and we currently have over 300 locals who we have vetted over Skype.

If you are interested let's grab a cup of coffee and get to know each other!


UCLA Anderson School of Management


2011 - 2011

NYU Stern

BS Finance

2004 - 2004