Deliveroo Founder: From £0 to £5 Billion: Will Shu | E88 | Summary and Q&A

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July 12, 2021
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Deliveroo Founder: From £0 to £5 Billion: Will Shu | E88

TL;DR

Delivery, one of Europe's fastest-growing technology companies, has humble origins and a CEO who defies the typical stereotype of an entrepreneur.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What were some of the challenges Will faced in the early days of starting Delivery?

In the early days, Will had limited funds and had to sign up restaurants and riders manually, facing setbacks and difficult decisions along the way.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Delivery started as an idea in London and quickly became a multi-billion dollar company.

  • The founder, Will, is not the typical entrepreneur and focuses on solving a problem rather than starting a business.

  • The early days were challenging, with limited funds and the need to sign up restaurants and riders manually.

  • Facing setbacks, including a cancelled funding round and the impact of COVID-19, led to difficult decisions and layoffs.

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