Paytm, CRED founder and others wish Zomato’s Deepinder Goyal as the company’s IPO opens today

Early in the morning, Goyal shared an emoji and said that he ordered a “triple breakfast” depicting his nervousness about the food delivery company going public.

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As Zomato’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) worth Rs 9,375 crore opens for subscription today on Dalal Street, the company’s founder Deepinder Goyal shared his excitement on the microblogging site Twitter. Early in the morning, Goyal shared an emoji depicting his nervousness about the food delivery company going public.

Just ordered a triple breakfast @zomato. Stress eating,” he tweeted at 8:38 AM.

His tweets triggered a wave of appreciation for Goyal from entrepreneurs and common people alike. The opening of Zomato’s IPO is a significant event for the digital Indian startup ecosystem as the food delivery platform is the first among them to get listed at the stock markets.

Reacting to Goyal’s tweets, digital payments app Paytm’s founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma said,” Make it large Deepi! Best wishes for superb listing. Rooting for you man”.

“You will do amazingly well!,” wrote Ritesh Agarwal, founder, and CEO of Oyo Rooms.

“As you take the big leap, wishing you and team zomato all the best. And thank you for creating value for InfoEdge along the way @deepigoyal,” tweeted Hitesh Oberoi, CoPromoter MD and CEO at InfoEdge. 

Co-Founder & CEO of Razorpay, Harshil Mathur gave his best wishes to Zomato and called it an inspirational moment. 

“Cheers to a fantastic listing Deepi and team Zomato,” tweeted Venture Capital investor Tarun Davda.

Giving his best wishes to Goyal, the founder of Milk Mantra, Srikumar Misra said, “All the best @deepigoyal- can totally understand the layers underneath that  – it’s my go to emoji on various. Hope Zomato’s IPO rocks.

Niti Aayog’s CEO said, “Congrats @zomato for the highly successful 9375 Cr IPO & raising 4000 Cr from anchor investors ahead of IPO.

“Zomato coupon code “IPO”, valid till 16th July,” a user named Anshul Farkya wrote sarcastically.

CRED’s founder Kunal Shah also conveyed his appreciation to the founder of Zomato for the IPO.

Ravish Naresh, co-founder, Khatabook, called Zomato’s IPO a pivotal moment in the Indian startup history. “What a ride Zomato has been! So much respect for Deepi and team.”

Later, at 12:08 PM, Deepinder Goyal thanked everyone for their wishes. “Feeling better after the breakfast and all the love. Topping up the breakfast with chai from @Chaayos,” he said. 

Meanwhile, reacting to his photo with the Zomato’s first investor Sanjeev Bikhchandani of InfoEdge and Mohit Bhatnagar of Sequoia Capital, Goyal tweeted, “Infoedge’s tummy seems full.”

Ahead of its IPO, Zomato on Tuesday raised Rs 4,196 crore from anchor investors. The food delivery platform’s public offering will remain open for investors from July 14 to July 16. It includes a fresh issue of shares and an offer for sale(OFS) from Info Edge (India) Limited.

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