About Tripvillas

Tripvillas is a website that allows travelers to book holiday homes and homestays instead of hotels and resorts. This is a win-win proposition where owners who use such properties rarely make additional income and travelers get to stay in large spacious family homes in some of the most beautiful places in the world. The website was founded in late 2009 by Roshan D’Silva when looking for ways to generate additional income from coffee plantations owned by his family. Inspired by Craigslist, Roshan set out to create a simple website where owners of private homes could create a simple profile for their property and then correspond with like minded families who would be interested in staying in their homes as an alternate to hotels.


Investment Round: May 4,2013


Key People


Roshan D’Silva, Founder & CEO

Roshan is the founder and CEO of Tripvillas. He formed the company in early 2010 and self-funded it for the first 18 months of it’s existence. Roshan has been a passionate and early advocate for the holiday home space in Asia engaged with thousands of owners, real estate developers and regulators. He also formed Holiday Home Times in early 2011 – a publication owned by Tripvillas in order to assist the thousands of families who are looking at buying their own holiday home. Roshan grew up in the (then) tiny country of Qatar and is a graduate from IIT Bombay.