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TLDR:

An IIT graduate named Nikhil Mittal has been promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Indian grocery delivery platform Zepto. Mittal, who joined the company as its first employee in February 2021, will report to co-founder Kaivalya Vohra. Zepto, which became India’s first unicorn in 2023, has raised nearly $600 million in funding and is valued at Rs 11,634 crore.

An IIT graduate named Nikhil Mittal has been promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Indian grocery delivery platform Zepto. Mittal, who joined the company as its first employee in February 2021, will report to co-founder Kaivalya Vohra. Zepto, which became India’s first unicorn in 2023, has raised nearly $600 million in funding and is valued at Rs 11,634 crore.

The IIT graduate that we are talking about is Nikhil Mittal who has been appointed as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of grocery delivery platform Zepto. As per Mittal’s LinkedIn profile, he was Zepto’s first employee and has been with the startup since its early days in February 2021.

As the CTO of Zepto, IIT graduate Nikhil Mittal will report to co-founder Kaivalya Vohra. “In an unbelievably short period of time and with frugality, Nikhil has built out a high performing engineering team from scratch and, more importantly, scaled himself to be an exceptional leader,” said co-founder Vohra.

For those who are unaware, Zepto was the first unicorn from India in 2023. The Mumbai based startup competed against the likes of Reliance-funded Dunzo, Zomato-owned Blinkit, Swiggy Instamart and Tata’s BigBasket. Over the years, Zepto has raised close to $600 million from Nexus VP, Goodwater Capital, the StepStone Group, Y Combinator and several others. The startup was last valued at Rs 11634 crore.