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ZopNow Cofounder, Birla Quits

It seems that Online grocery store ZopNow cofounder, Birla has quit. Birla has shared updates on his blog post with further details

B K Birla, CEO & Co-founder, Zopnow
B K Birla

“So over the past 2 years I have been building a brand and company but I guess I have now run out of time now. Led by my dear friend .., I have been asked to step down.

A sad day indeed for me, not because I have been ousted from a company I built, but the way it was plotted and planned. I agree I was outsmarted by you dear friend.. Just letting everybody know that I am not a quitter, never a quitter and I have not decided to quit.” [source]

This seems to be an issue over the way company was being run, and trust between the cofounders and also the investors/board.

“Why did you treat me like a criminal dear friend. Agree that you decided to let me go and convinced rest of the “Bored” on that but that does not mean that you start changing social media accounts, bank accounts and other company things. Do I have a history of stealing money from anywhere. Trust me mate this hurts beyond repair. If somebody had done this to you, it might be worthwhile for you to imagine how this would have felt.”

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ZopNow earlier raised funding from Accel partners, Qualcomm and Times Group; and a part of their branding was done by Birla’s taste for music and food (read Doers : The Pursuit of Happyness[Birla and Bhoole Bisre Geet]

“..he did wear the brand on his sleeve and made sure it spread strong amongst a committed user base. ” [from a forum discussion]

Recommended Read : Here is how Zopnow delivers orders in 3 hours in Bangalore | E-commerce isn’t only about technology, its as much offline as it is online: B K Birla, CEO, Zopnow

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