It’s hard to miss Swiggy if you’re in India. The barely six-year-old food delivery platform is the largest. To do this (or perhaps because it did this), Swiggy has raised close to $1.4 billion dollars in venture funding and was last valued at $3.6 billion. Armies of its delivery partners criss-cross India’s cities on motorcycles and scooters, dressed in black-and-orange clothes with matching boxes behind them riding pillion.
Co-founder and CEO Sriharsha Majety started Swiggy together with his college friend Nandan Reddy in 2014. To meet Majety, The Ken headed to Swiggy’s headquarters that occupy two blocks in Embassy TechVillage, a massive office complex located in Bengaluru’s Bellandur.