Is the order on its way? Zomato and its story of savvy capital (mis)allocation!

Is the order on its way? Zomato and its story of savvy capital (mis)allocation!

A person in a Zomato T-shirt at a godown with freshly packed apple boxes in Jammu and Kashmir.

Synopsis

Zomato’s capital allocation has puzzled many. Questions have been raised over its investments in Curefit, Shiprocket, Magicpin and, more recently, Blinkit. Zomato’s disregard for capital, governance, and investors, could reflect on technology companies which have listed or have plans to list. Can Zomato succeed despite all this?

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