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Zomato co-founder Gaurav Gupta quits

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Zomato co-Founder Gaurav Gupta has decided to leave the online food ordering platform, the company stated in a blogpost on Tuesday

Zomato co-Founder Gaurav Gupta has decided to leave the online food ordering platform, the company stated in a blogpost on Tuesday.

The resignation comes just a day after Zomato decided to stop its grocery delivery service from September 17 mainly on account of gaps in order fulfillment, leading to poor customer experience.

Gupta joined Zomato in 2015 and was elevated as Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2018 and as Founder in 2019.

In an internal mail, he wrote: "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."

Zomato Founder Deepinder Goyal in his response 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."

Gupta, an alumnus of  IIT-Delhi and IIM-Calcutta, has been instrumental in building many businesses like dining out, Zomato pro, advertising, sales, and table reservations.

He had worked for A.T. Kearney Limited for over 10 years before joining Zomato.