Kiren is the Co-founder and CEO of ZENRooms.com, Asia’s largest budget hotel network operating in 5 core countries and over 1000 properties. Started in 2015, ZEN Rooms enables the fast-growing segment of cost-conscious budget traveler, to discover, book and enjoy quality budget accommodation across the region. Every room and property on the platform has been thoroughly audited to guarantee quality stay experience. ZEN Rooms has raised USD 24M in funding to date including latest Series B growth round from Korea’s biggest accommodation company Yanolja
A veteran of the Internet startup space in South East Asia since 2007, before ZEN Rooms, Kiren was founder & CEO of Rocket Internet portfolio company FoodPanda.com (exited to DeliveryHero in 2016) starting the company from scratch in 2012 and growing it to the biggest food delivery company in Asia and the most recognizable brand in the space. After FoodPanda, Kiren was the CEO of Rocket Internet in South East Asia through APACIG, their investment joint venture with Indosat-Ooredoo. Kiren is also active on the startup scene in South East Asia as mentor and investor.
Before entering the startup world with Foodpanda, Kiren was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Singapore serving clients across Asia in banking, telecommunications and logistics on a range of corporate finance and strategy issues. Kiren grew up in India, where he graduated top of his Engineering Class from Mumbai University and top of his MBA class from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
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