Zomato’s co-founder resigns. High profile exits continue.

Mohit Gupta, the co-founder at Zomato for last 4 and half years has resigned. Reason for Mohit’s exit – no clarity Where is he going – no one knows Is Zomato concerned – atleast not publicly. They didn’t even designate him as a Key Managerial Person (check the company disclosure in the source link). This … Read more

Hotels, restaurants can’t force consumers to pay service charge, orders CCPA

The Central Consumer Protection Authority (CCPA) on Monday barred hotels and restaurants from levying service charge automatically or by default in bills. It will be completely up to the customers to pay any amount as tip and eateries cannot directly or indirectly levy any charge more than the rate of food items. “Hotels, restaurants can’t … Read more

Airbnb permanently bans parties at its rental locations

Airbnb is making permanent its ban on parties at homes listed on the site for short-term rentals. The San Francisco company believes the ban has worked, saying Tuesday that reports of parties at listed properties have dropped 44% from a year ago. More than 6,600 guests were suspended last year for related violations, Airbnb said. … Read more

Airbnb allows employees to live and work from anywhere

Airbnb will allow its employees to live and work almost anywhere around the world, fully embracing a remote work policy to attract staff and ensure flexibility. The San Francisco short-term-stay company said late Thursday that under the new policy, employees can work from the office, home or during their travels to 190 countries. Staff will … Read more

CCI orders to investigate Zomato, Swiggy over neutrality

The order comes months after the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) asked the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to investigate the companies for breaching platform neutrality by providing priority to the exclusive contractors. Key points to note – NRAI represents more than 5,00,000 restaurants across India. Other than complaints about platform neutrality, complaint by … Read more

Zomato to soon start 10 minute food delivery trials

New age companies are not hesitant in trying radical initiatives and Zomato after continuing to struggle in it’s core business has now announced one. The Founder, Deepinder Goyal announced on Twitter about them soon getting into trials of 10 minute food delivery. Key points to note – The initiative is named as Zomato Instant. New … Read more

Zomato invests into a Kitchen Equipment Start-up. Segment seems interesting.

Zomato has announced fresh investment into Mukunda Foods Private Limited (MFPL). Key points to note: MFPL, founded in 2012 is into the design & development of automated kitchen food equipment. It’s current product portfolio includes – deep fryers, rice/ noodle/ pasta maker, chinese food, dosa maker and grilling machine. It’s products are more technologically advanced, … Read more