Zomato Co-Founder Gaurav Gupta Quits

Mumbai: Gaurav Gupta, Co-founder of Zomato, which went public in July, has announced in an email that he’s leaving the food delivery platform after six years to “start a new chapter”.

Zomato did its initial public offering (IPO) on exchanges in July. It had decided to enter the online grocery delivery segment in April 2020 during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I am taking a new turn in my life and will be starting a new chapter, taking a lot from this defining chapter of my life — the last six years at Zomato,” said Gupta in an email to employees earlier on Tuesday.

“We have a great team now to take Zomato forward and it is time for me to take an alternate path in my journey. I am very emotional as I write this and don’t think any words can do justice to how I am feeling right now,” he wrote.

Gupta joined Zomato in 2015 as Business Head for Table Reservations and was promoted to co-founder in 2019 to focus on launching the company’s nutrition business. That vertical was officially closed last week. He was also part of the team that launched Zomato Pro and looked at ways to improve the merchant experience on the platform.

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