Zomato on Tuesday has announced in a blog post that its co-founder Gaurav Gupta had decided to leave the company. Mr Gupta joined Zomato in 2015 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2018 before being named the founder of the company in 2019.
"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 6 years at Zomato. We have a great team now to take Zomato forward and it's 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 in an internal mail.
Responding to Gupta's mail, Zomato Founder Deepinder Goyal said, "thank you, Gaurav Gupta – the last 6 years have been amazing and we have come very far. There's so much of our journey still ahead of us, and I am thankful that we have a great team and leadership to carry us forward."
Mr Gupta who is an engineering graduate from IIT-Delhi also holds an MBA from IIM-Calcutta. Before joining Zomato, he had worked with A.T. Kearney Limited for over 10 years. Many of his ventures, such as dining out, zomato pro, advertising, sales and table reservations, have benefited Zomato's business growth.