Pankaj Chaddah (Zomato)

Cass Business School - 106 Bunhill Row London, EC1Y 8TZ London
Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 6:00 PM (BST)

About this event

Pankaj and Deepinder started Zomato, an online and mobile restaurant discovery guide out of a living room in New Delhi in 2008. They have since served 132 million foodies (20 million monthly visits), list 233,000 restaurants in 41 cities, 12 countries, employ over 700 people and have secured $54 million in funding (Sequoia Capital, Info Edge). While working as consultants at Bain in New Delhi, Pankaj Chaddah and Deepinder Goyal had a problem with huge stacks of menu cards. They decided to organise them by scanning the menus and uploading them onto a local intranet. It was an instant hit with the colleagues. That is how a restaurant discovery guide was started in 2008. They called it foodiebay.com. The duo started by covering 1,200 restaurants in New Delhi region and worked to gradually expand their reach. Two years later it was renamed to Zomato.com. Zomato is, unlike most other tech startups, based in India and expanding west. We will talk to Zomato's Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Pankaj Chaddah about Zomato's incredible journey from starting in a living room to one of most disrupting companies in the restaurant industry.

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  • Pankaj Chaddah

    Pankaj Chaddah

    Zomato

    Pankaj Chaddah and Deepinder Goyal started Zomato, the restaurant search service out of a living room in New Delhi in 2008. They have since served 132 million foodies, have 230,000 restaurants listed in 41 cities and 12 countries, employ over 700 people and secured $54 million in funding (Sequoia Capital, Info Edge).

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  • When

    Wednesday, Jul 23
    6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (BST)

    Where

    Cass Business School
    106 Bunhill Row
    EC1Y 8TZ London

    Cass Business School
    106 Bunhill Row LondonEC1Y 8TZ

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