Zomato CEO Deepinder bought sports cars after funding rounds: Ashneer Grover

BharatPe co-founder and managing director Ashneer Grover made some not-so-pleasant revelations about Zomato founder and CEO Deepinder Goyal and Blinkit’s Albinder Dhindsa. Speaking on a podcast, ‘Vagerah Vagerah’, Grover claimed that the duo would buy luxury cars after funding rounds. Zomato acquired the 10-minute delivery platform Blinkit for Rs 4,447 crore (about $568 million).While admitting that he too has four cars, he said that several entrepreneurs like him have the same fetish for luxury vehicles. “I am passionate about cars and it’s not just me. Jaise Zomato ka founder hain Deepinder, sabse zyada shauk usko tha. Jab bhi uska round raise hota tha uski nai sports car aa jati thi toh hum bade chidte the (Deepinder Goyal was obsessed with luxury cars and would buy a new sports car after every fundraise and we used to get upset),” he said. Blinkit’s Dhindsa also bought a Range Rover after a funding round, Grover claimed. Talking about superstition, Grover said that he used to feel that unless he buys a swanky sports car he will not able able to close a finding round. “I won’t be able to close a round of funding,” he said in the podcast.When Ashneer bought ‘Dhoni’s Mercedes’Grover further recalled how he bought a Mercedes-Benz from Jharkhand with VIP number after being told it once belonged to former captain of the Indian national cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni. “I bought a GLS (Mercedes-Benz GLS) which was from Jharkhand and had a VIP number and the dealer convinced me to buy it claiming that the vehicle once belonged to MS Dhoni,” he said.Talking about the four cars he owns, he said that he has a Mercedes Benz GLS 350, a Mercedes-Maybach S650, a Porche Cayman and an Audi A6.