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Here are all of Rahul Yadav's controversial emails that prove he's a juvenile CEO


After quitting with a scathing email to board members in May and then returning back, CEO Rahul Yadav may finally be leaving the company for good. Economic Times revealed an email in the morning written by Yadav to the board members confirming that he is indeed stepping down from his position. Even though nothing is certain yet, we take a look back at Yadav’s badassery, and compile all the emails written by him that perfectly testify him being a juvenile CEO. Also Read - Your next food order could be delivered by Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal: Here’s how

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In March, Yadav sent an unabashed email to Sequoia Capital s MD Shailendra Singh after he poached one of s employees to join Sequoia as an analyst. Also Read - Vishal Sikka's exit from Infosys unfortunate but not unexpected: Experts

From: Rahul Yadav

Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 7:39 PM

Subject: Last straw

To: Shailendra Singh (Sequoia Capital India)


I ve been humble to you guys even after inhuman and unethical things that you ve done with Housing in the past.

You did the same inhuman and unethical things with large number of entrepreneurs including Ola, TFS, Flipkart, Dexetra and many more

Now I just came to know you personally are completely after Housing s employees and are brainwashing them to open some stupid incubation.

If you don t stop messing around with me, directly or even indirectly, I will vacate the best of your firm.

Also, this mark the beginning of the end of Sequoia Cap in India.

Try me

Enjoy Holi!



In the same month, Yadav wrote another email, this time to his employees asking them a very important question – Please suggest what to do with this Times Group?

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 5:19 AM

Subject: Investors considering to remove co-founder Rahul Yadav as CEO: Economic Times

Investors called me and said Times is behind you, be ready for such story

MagicBricks (Our competitor and a Times Group Company) is trying to close funding round in US while malign Housing s position in India. Housing is being loved in US.

And they linked me with that unfortunate car accident. They have no shame!

After paying for past and upcoming marketing blasts advances as well, We still have 75Mn+ in our bank. Ola cabs raised $200Mn. We raised $90Mn. Almost at the same time. Their cash burn is 125Cr per month and ours <20Cr that too with recent ramp up. Where is the high cash burn?Overseas expansion: We WISH to. We DREAM to. How come dreaming is leading to cash burn in international?

Please suggest what to do with this Times Group

Have a good day.



And we end with this very famous email by Yadav in May tendering his resignation in the most rudest way possible.

Dear board members and investors,

I don t think you guys are intellectually capable enough to have any sensible discussion anymore. This is something which I not just believe but can prove on your faces also! I had calculated long back (by taking avg life expectancy minus avg sleeping hrs) that I only have ~3L (hours) in my life. ~3L hrs are certainly not much to waste with you guys!

Hence resigning from the position of Directorship, Chairmanship and the CEO position of the company. I m available for the next 7 days to help in the transition. Won t give more time after that. So please be efficient in this duration.



However, just 5 days after putting his papers, he withdrew his resignation and even apologised for the comments he made about the board members. Here’s the email he sent to his employees then:

From: Rahul Yadav

Subject: Was just a usual day at Housing 😀

I’m still your CEO

Have fun 🙂



He has even indulged in douchery on Facebook taking potshots at Infosys CEO Vishal Sikka, Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal and even Ola Cabs CEO Bhavish Aggarwal:

vishal sikka

Types of scanners 😀

Posted by Rahul Yadav on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Now I challenge Deepinder Goyal of Zomato and Bhavish Aggarwal of Olacabs to continue this noble act and give away HALF…

Posted by Rahul Yadav on Thursday, May 14, 2015

Going to office these days feels exactly like being back at school.Get up on time, take shower, dress nicely, slotted day hrs and yes, there are still those goddamn ‘board’ exams 😀

Posted by Rahul Yadav on Sunday, May 10, 2015

Even though Yadav is being cheekily called the ‘Arvind Kejriwal of tech startups’ and Twitter even coined a new name for him yesterday ‘Steve Joblessness’, he still earns brownie point for eccentric personality and high entertainment value.

  • Published Date: June 26, 2015 3:11 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 26, 2015 5:20 PM IST
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