Swiggy has announced the exit of its co-founder Rahul Jaimini as the company’s chief technology officer. However, he would remain on the board of Swiggy and retain his shares. Moreover, his previous tasks will get handled by Dale Vaz, Head of Engineering and Data Science.
Remembering his tenure at Swiggy, Jaimini stated, “The last six years at Swiggy were undoubtedly one of the best years ever. With a big goal to disrupt the food delivery industry and changing the country’s way eat was a great experience.”
Jaimini founded Swiggy in 2014 in association with Sriharsha Majety and Nandan Reddy. As an integral part of the founding team, he was effective in building the company’s technical skills, overseeing its growth over the years.
This is not a goodbye, it’s more of a thank you 😇🙏
— Rahul Jaimini (@rahuljaimini) May 7, 2020
Rahul will now join Pesto Tech, a technology education company startup, as its co-founder. According to his LinkedIn profile, before Swiggy, Jaimini worked with Myntra for two years, as a senior software engineer led a small team called Conversion Labs, which provided end-to-end revenue-boosting at Myntra.com and was responsible for delivering the project.
Just a few weeks ago, Swiggy received funding of $112 millions from South African investor “conglomerate Naspers.”
Moreover, the food delivery company is quite successful and popular in India. Swiggy recently stated that it has tied up with several large national brands and stores in 125 cities. This deal will help supply grocery and essential household-use goods during the ongoing pandemic. The company also launched the Swiggy store in February 2020 for the supply of grocery and essential household items.