Episode 183

From Food-tech Nonprofit to Zomato Acquisition with Srishti Kawatra

This week on The Exit: Srishti Kawatra describes her journey from founding her food distribution nonprofit while working at her corporate job in India, to being acquired by one of India’s largest food-tech companies, Zomato.

She discusses how what started as a partnership inquiry turned into the offer, and what specifically made Zomato so interested in acquiring her business.

She wasn’t planning to exit, but she shares how she ultimately concluded that moving forward with the sale was the right choice for business.

Since then, the brand has grown by 1000x, and Srishti is now a Stanford MBA graduate and general partner at the 24 Fund, a Silicon-Valley-based seed fund.

For more details and insights from her entrepreneurial journey, listen to the latest episode of The Exit.

Personal Bio: 

Srishti Kawatra is an entrepreneur who is passionate about supporting women entrepreneurs and women-oriented solutions in HealthTech, FinTech and more. She founded a food-tech company in India that was later acquired by Zomato, and is currently a General Partner at The 24 Fund. Where they are focusing on early-stage investing in founders/startups coming out of Stanford MBA Class of 2024. Srishti is also currently an investor with The MBA Fund.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/srishtijainkawatra/

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Steve McGarry

An entrepreneur, content creator, and investor based in sunny Tampa, Florida. In 2015, while living in San Francisco, Steve sold his first fintech startup LendLayer to Max Levchin’s (founder of PayPal) consumer finance company Affirm.

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