CEO and co-founder of Housing.com Rahul Yadav has been fired from the company by the board members unanimously for his ‘behavior’ in the past months. The now former CEO reacted to this development in his classic eccentric demeanor and took to Facebook telling people how he feels about being fired. Much to no one’s surprise, Yadav did not take the modest route and compared himself to the superhero Iron Man. He called himself a ‘genius billionaire and a philanthropist’and posted a picture of Robert Downey Jr from the Iron Man movies, portraying exactly how he felt about his exit from the company. Also Read - Zomato co-founder Pankaj Chaddah quitsAlso Read - PropTiger, Housing.com merge to form India’s largest online real estate company
Since the last two months, Yadav has been been courting many controversies earning the title of being the Arvind Kejriwal of Indian Tech startups . From giving up all of his shares to employees, to asking Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal and Ola Cabs CEO Bhavish Aggarwal to do the same he has earned quite an reputation. Also Read - Has Rahul Yadav’s startup Intelligent Interfaces failed before launch?
Now that Yadav is fired, the company is looking for an interim CEO. “Yadav will no longer be an employee of Housing and be associated with the company in any manner, going forward,” the company said in a statement.
Meanwhile Twitter has been abuzz upon hearing this development and is sharing their reaction:
Feels like the end of season for Bigg Boss.
Deepinder Goyal (@deepigoyal) July 1, 2015
Looks like Rahul Yadav has finally been asked to leave housing and stay in his housing.
Ramesh Srivats (@rameshsrivats) July 1, 2015
Rahul Yadav should be appointed as a cabinet minister. At least he’ll quit without making a fuss.
Anant Rangaswami (@AnantRangaswami) July 1, 2015
Vijay Mallya (@thevijaymalllya) July 1, 2015
Yadav, along with his IIT Bombay friends started Housing.com in 2012. The company is now valued at Rs 1,500 crore and has gained $120 million is total funding so far. Recent reports also claim that Quikr maybe looking at buying Housing.com for Rs 1,100 crore ($175 million).