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‘Jaanta hai tera baap kaun hai’: Zomato CEO recalls his father's response to his startup idea | VIDEO

In the clip, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal recalls launching Zomato and how his father reacted to his startup idea at the Vishesh Sampark event hosted by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Edited By: Arushi Jaiswal @JaiswalArushi New Delhi Updated on: May 21, 2024 13:33 IST
Zomato, Deepinder Goyal
Image Source : PTI (FILE) Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal

New Delhi: Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal recounted a humorous and insightful tale about the early days of his startup journey at a recent event. He also disclosed his father's reaction when he first presented the idea of starting his company in 2008.

He was speaking at Vishesh Sampark, an event hosted by Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The video of  Goyal's speech has gone viral on social media. In a viral clip,  he reminisces about founding Zomato 16 years ago, back in 2008. He also offers insights into the changing startup ecosystem in India.

“I started Zomato 16 years ago in 2008. And, my dad at that time told me ‘Janta hai tera baap kaun hai?’ And, his point was, ‘You can’t do a startup’. Right.. And… I come from a small town in Punjab… that’s the background,” Goyal said.

He further said that this government and its initiatives enabled a small-town boy like me to build something like Zomato, which employs lakhs of people today.

Watch video here: 

Vishesh Sampark Abhiyan

The event, held on May 20 at Minister Hardeep Singh Puri’s residence, brought together leading IT professionals, innovators, startup leaders, and intellectuals to discuss the country's digital transformation and future potential under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Apart from Deepinder Goyal, the event was attended by the founder of Urban Company Abhiraj Singh Bhal, the Managing Director of Peak XV Partners Rajan Anandan, the chairman of the Indian Cellular Association Pankaj Mohindroo, YouTuber Gaurav Chaudhary (Technical Guruji), the CEO of Map My India Rohan Verma, Varun Alagh, the co-founder of Honasa Consumer, and several others.

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