Tony Xu, CEO and Co-Founder of DoorDash, reveals how the details matter in building a business.
Founded in 2013 in a dorm room at Stanford, DoorDash began with a mission to deliver local products to people online. Through the DoorDash marketplace, people can purchase goods from local merchants and have them delivered in less than 45 minutes—all thanks to its revolutionary logistics technology.
What is an Outsider Insight?
If you traced a line through Sequoia’s history from Apple to Airbnb, you’d find a common trait: each founder, partner, and trusted expert in our network possesses something we call an Outsider Insight.
An Outsider Insight transforms the way the world looks at a problem. Sometimes the insight comes from transplanting concepts from one field into another. Other times it comes from the unique experience, background, or point of view of the individual. In all cases, we hope each Outsider Insight presented here will provide practical inspiration for the next generation of founders.