Rajat Shroff and Jeremy Rishel

This month, food delivery service DoorDash added former Twitter VP of engineering, Jeremy Rishel, and former VP of product at Groupon, Rajat Shroff, to its team.
Rishel and Shroff will be joining the company in its efforts to expand into more cities and deliver products other than food.

Food delivery service DoorDash has added two new execs to its senior management team: Twitter’s former VP of engineering, Jeremy Rishel, and Rajat Shroff who previously worked as VP of product at Groupon. Both Rishel and Shroff will help DoorDash fine tune its delivery time predictions and build the company’s ever-growing stable of restaurants and food brands.

Rishel will oversee DoorDash’s engineering department, reporting to CEO Tony Xu. Having joined Twitter in 2013 through the acquisition of Bluefin Labs, Rishel most recently focused on video engineering efforts and machine learning. Machine learning is particularly important to DoorDash, as it competes in a tough market against other startups like Postmates and giants such as Amazon and Uber.

DoorDash has delivered tens of millions of orders since its launch four years ago, creating a trove of data that Rishel intends to tap into in order to hone DoorDash’s travel and meal prep time predictions. …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Finance

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