In this episode of Talks at GS, Jitse Groen, CEO of Just Eat Takeaway.com, discusses how he grew his business from a start-up in Holland to one of the largest food delivery companies outside of China, the future of the food-technology industry and his advice to other entrepreneurs.
On the future of the food-tech industry: “We expect the sector to change dramatically. In a couple of years, we don't believe there will be many phone orders anymore, but there’s still a lot of that now. So that will change. There's a dramatic shift in the amount of orders that people place, because the coverage is increasing. So the number of moments where people use your service increases, and I think it's important for us to figure out a way to further increase those moments and to decrease the cost for them.”
On advice for entrepreneurs: “The problem is, a lot of people have a good idea, then they figure out it's difficult and they stop. And the issue is, and I see it myself, it took us seven years to become something that was similar to a successful company. So in the end, unfortunately, running a business is really, really hard work for a really, really long time. In the end, it's about hard work, dedication and focus.”