How two teens built an app worth $900 million

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Zepto’s founders share three tips

Kaivalya Vohra dropped out of Stanford University to run his startup, it took a couple of long conversations to convince his parents. But it was not too difficult he added.

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He further added "They saw how this business was growing in front of them, they saw how quickly we achieved what we achieved" .

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After 9 months Vohra and his co-founder, Aadit Palicha came up with Zepto app that promises to deliver groceries in less than 10 minutes. Today Zepto's valuation is $900 million.

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How did two teenagers build one of India’s fastest-growing quick commerce apps?

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Going in with the mindset that you’re wrong and learning where to get right … that journey has been humbling.

1. Talk to customers

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Finding a product that people love is difficult. Speak to customers. Constantly speaking to customers is the fastest and easiest way to find the best product.

2. Fall in love with your product

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Palicha and Vohra weren’t taken seriously not only because of their age but also for the crazy idea of delivering groceries in 10 mins.

2. Fall in love with your product

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Palicha said “When we started this 12 months ago, every conversation we had was, ‘You’re totally out of your mind, this is never going to work.’”

2. Fall in love with your product

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He added "If we don’t build it, somebody else will. When you operate with that mentality, everything becomes less intimidating.” So they have taken the step.

3. Be accountable

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They both are friends for last 7 years. And now is the time to bring pals to business. Palicha said that we both compliment each other's skill set.

3. Be accountable

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Palicha said “12 months ago, when we were building the first iteration of the product, I don’t think we’d been able to get it off the ground"

3. Be accountable

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Holding each other accountable has brought them so far. They both have been doing projects in school together. And over time the bond has been strengthen.

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