The Power List 2017: Tony Xu
As a growing number of restaurants realize the opportunity in off-premise business, DoorDash Inc., founded by Tony Xu, has become their go-to partner for delivery.
DoorDash has remained focused on the restaurant industry’s “last mile,” and has partnered with a growing number of chains, including Taco Bell, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s China Bistro and Dunkin’ Donuts.
Xu, who is CEO of DoorDash, developed the platform in 2013, with Stanford University undergrads Andy Fang and Stanley Tang.
Xu came to the U.S. with his parents from Nanjing, China, in 1989, when he was five years old. He ended up in