Episode 136: Will Shu: founder of Deliveroo

My guest today is Will Shu, the founder of Deliveroo

My guest today is Will Shu

Will is the founder of Deliveroo – the food delivery company he launched in 2013 with his childhood friend Greg Orlowski. After coming up with the idea whilst working 100-hour weeks as an investment banker – the two friends seized on the opportunity to pair newly emerging technology with restaurants in order to enable people to order restaurant food straight to their door. A simple but genius idea that has seen Deliveroo grow to unicorn status and beyond and for Will to be known as one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

He describes himself as just a normal guy whilst people who have worked with him and know him personally describe him as being gritty, calm and deliberate and most of all humble.

This can be seen through the fact that Will can still regularly be found to be delivering food orders personally on his bike. Not something many CEOs would be found doing at this stage of their business.

In 2022 Deliveroo partnered with the Trussell Trust and together they have provided 2 million meals and support to hundreds of thousands of people facing hunger in the UK

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