Deepinder Goyal is the co-founder and CEO of one of the largest restaurant aggregator and food delivery services known as Zomato. Along with India, Zomato is available in more than 24 countries such as UAE, Sri Lanka, Qatar, UK, Indonesia, and many more in more than 10,000 cities. He and Pankaj Chaddah together founded Zomato (then Foodiebay) back in 2008. The rename of Zomato from Foodiebay happened in 2011. Deepinder Goyal’s age is 38 years as of 2021.
Deepinder Goyal was born and brought up at Muktsar, Punjab. He is from a very humble and middle-class family. Goyal’s mother and father worked as a teacher. He completed his graduation from IIT Delhi back in 2005 with a Mathematics and Computing. Post perusing his graduation from IIT Delhi, he worked as a management consultant at Bain & Company in New Delhi. While working at this company, he saw at that time, that there was a great demand for menu cards among his colleagues. That’s where the idea of Zomato came from. Soon he started his entrepreneurial journey by leaving his job at Bain & Company and by starting his own food startup Foodiebay in 2008, later renamed as Zomato in 2010.
Deepinder Goyal understands that keeping a backup plan is always a great idea to survive in the entrepreneur journey. Goyal started investing in startups in 2015. He has invested in startup ventures like SquadStack, Bira 91, HyperTrack, TerraDo, etc. Deepinder Goyal invested $1.4M in Terra.do in August 2019. Net Worth of Zomato: Back in 2018, Ant Financial, the payment affiliate of Alibaba, invested 210 million dollars in Zomato and in return, got a 10% ownership stake of the company. From this investment, the estimated value of Zomato should be 2 billion dollars. The personal net worth of Deepinder Goyal is Rs.1900 Crores.
On 21 April 2021 Goyal announced that he along with thousands of their Zomato restaurant partners rolled out a “priority delivery for covid emergencies” featured on the Zomato app. This feature allows Zomato’s customers to mark *This order is related to a COVID-19 emergency* option during checkout.
Deepinder Goyal is married to Kanchan Joshi who he met during his college life in IIT Delhi. Joshi, wife of Goyal then pursuing her MSc in mathematics and both were used to meet in the labs. They have a cute baby girl named Siara.
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