After former CEO of Housing.com posted on Facebook that he is looking for a girlfriend, thousands of hilarious comments ensued. Taking it a notch further is Indian dating app Cogxio, has apparently launched a dedicated website that shows off just the right girl for the 26-year-old IITian. Also Read - PropTiger, Housing.com merge to form India’s largest online real estate companyAlso Read - Has Rahul Yadav’s startup Intelligent Interfaces failed before launch?
The website going by the url www.aakankshaproposesrahul.com contains an open proposal from a Scottish girl Aakanksha Sadekar who writes a hilarious open proposal letter complete with an invitation to Scotland. In the letter, Sadekar even compares Yadav with Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey and thinks he ‘is super for having the humility to accept that he isn’t rich anymore’. Also Read - Housing.com raises funds from former 99Acres.com head Vineet Singh
“You remind me of Christian Grey and I feel you are the Indian equivalent… So Mr Yadav, oh about the fact that we meet over a glass of single malt (cause I am Scottish) and have a intellectual conversation and who knows where life leads up. Consider it an open proposal…let me show you a little Scottish hospitality!” she wrote in the letter.
This is the Bangalore-based company’s intelligent marketing attempt at cashing in on the recent Rahul Yadav hype, especially his last week’s Facebook post looking for a girlfriend. The letter is witty and hilarious and highlights Yadav’s juvenile behavior.
Yadav has been involved in quite a few public spats with industry colleagues, the media and even the investors and board of directors of his own company. Housing.com and Yadav shot to limelight after raising $90 million in an investment round led by Softbank last December at a valuation of Rs 1,500 crore.
However, Yadav ended up irking everyone first with a spat with Sequoia s India chief, then Zomato and Olacabs founders and eventually his investors and board of directors when he called them intellectually incapable and not worthy of his time. After resigning once and then making up with the board, Yadav did another publicity stunt by relinquishing his stake in the company and distributing it to employees. Eventually the patience of investors ran out and Yadav was booted out from his own company.