Founder, Robin Hood Army
Neel is the founder of the Robin Hood Army. Being a finance student and having worked in a New York based hedge fund (D.E. Shaw), Neel looked set for a career in finance – only to realise that he found excel sheets and financial analysis exceptionally boring. This led him to the world of food and startups, and he joined a small passionate team that believed in building a world-class product. Neel is a bit of a nomad and has lived in 8 cities across 5 countries in the last couple of years, setting up operations of the startup Zomato, worldwide.
In his free time, along with his friend Anand, Neel has set up the Robin Hood Army - a volunteer based organisation which collects excess food from restaurants and distributes it to the less fortunate. In a little over two years, the RHA has served over 1.5 million people through over 8000 Robins across 12 countries. He likes to believe that the RHA is just '1% Done'.