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When I Started Zomato, Dad Said ‘Tu Jaanta Hai Tera Baap Kaun Hai?’ Says CEO Deepinder Goyal

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Zomato co-founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal recently shared a personal story about his early days as an entrepreneur when he started his startup. Speaking about his journey, Goyal recounted how his father questioned his decision to start a company.

“When I started Zomato in 2008, my dad said, ‘Tu jaanta hai tera baap kaun hai’ (Do you know who your father is?),” Goyal shared. His father doubted his ability to succeed, given their modest background.

Changes Over the Decade

Goyal, who is also a judge on Shark Tank India, noted that much has changed over the past decade. He emphasized that the Indian government has significantly reduced barriers for entrepreneurs, making it easier for startups to flourish. He acknowledged the positive shift in the perception of startups, attributing it to supportive government initiatives.

These remarks were shared in a video by Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Urban Development in Govt of India. Puri hosted an event for innovators and entrepreneurs focused on the country’s digital transformation and its future potential under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership.

Goyal Expressed Gratitude

Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal

In his post, Goyal expressed his gratitude for the support that enabled him to build Zomato into a major company. “This government and their initiatives enabled a small-town boy like me to build something like Zomato, which employs lakhs of people today!” he said.

Significant Growth of Zomato

Goyal highlighted the significant growth Zomato has experienced, from a small startup to a company that now provides jobs to thousands. He credited government policies and the evolving startup ecosystem for playing a crucial role in his company’s success.

deepinder goyal with zomato pure vegeterian fleet

Deepinder Goyal’s journey from a small-town boy to the CEO of a major company like Zomato is a testament to the transformative impact of supportive government policies and a growing entrepreneurial culture in India. His story is an inspiring example of how determination and support can help overcome initial doubts and challenges.

The event, focusing on digital transformation and innovation, showcased the potential of India’s future under continued supportive leadership, further encouraging the growth of startups and entrepreneurs across the country.

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