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William Shu        

Co-Founder & CEO of Deliveroo

William Shu is a businessman and the co-founder and CEO of Deliveroo, a British online food delivery company with operations spread across eighty-four cities.

Before founding Deliveroo, Shu worked as an analyst for S.A.C. Capital Advisors and ESO Capital, and as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley. He founded Deliveroo in 2013 with childhood friend and software engineer Greg Orlowski. Shu had the idea to start Deliveroo while working in Morgan Stanley's London office and seeing the lack of delivery options while working late nights. Shu worked as the company's first delivery person, delivering food every day for the first eight months in order to understand the customer experience.

Deliveroo operated in London for the first two years, growing via word of mouth. In 2015, the company expanded internationally to Paris, Berlin, and Dublin. Deliveroo reached a valuation of more than £1.5 billion in November 2017, operating in 12 countries and more than 150 cities.

Shu famously continues to work shifts as a Deliveroo driver, delivering food around London every few weeks.

Shu earned his bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 2001, and later attended the Wharton Business School where he earned his MBA in 2012.


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