India’s first unicorn IPO is here


Today is a momentous day for India’s startup ecosystem as Zomato becomes the country’s first unicorn to go public. The much-awaited public listing has been advanced from July 27 to July 23, after a strong investor response from July 14-16.

It will be some of Zomato’s 169,802 delivery partners who will ring the opening bell digitally at the startup’s stock-listing ceremony. 

Between July 14 and July 16, Zomato’s IPO, which was subscribed 44 times across all categories, was priced in the range of Rs 72-76 to raise Rs 9,375 crore. Of this, Rs 9,000 crore comprises fresh equity shares and Rs 375 crore comes from a secondary share sale by Info Edge. Zomato will have a post-issue valuation of Rs 64,365 crore.

The company has already raised Rs 4,197 crore from anchor investors, including marquee names such as Tiger Global, New World Fund, Fidelity, and domestic mutual funds such as HDFC, SBI, and Axis.

Investors can visit the official website of BSE, go to the ‘status of issue application’ page, select the equity option, and select Zomato Limited to find out whether they have been allotted the shares. They can also check on the online portal of Link Intime India Private Limited, the registrar for the issue.

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Before you go, stay inspired with… 

“We continue to take feedback from our delivery partners and work towards making necessary changes – big or small, whatever may be the need of the hour to make Zomato a more inclusive workplace.”

Deepinder Goyal, Founder and CEO, Zomato

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