The Profile: Will Shu - A failure to Deliveroo

The founder of food delivery service Deliveroo presided over a disastrous flotation last week, despite the help of British chancellor Rishi Sunak

In brief

Name: Will Shu, founder and chief executive of Deliveroo

Age: 41

Appearance: cultivated, understated for a financier turned tech bro

Newsworthiness: Deliveroo lost more than a quarter of its valuation on its first day of trading, and its IPO is being called the worst in London’s history

In depth:

“When we had to close our doors our first thought was to use Deliveroo, but once we saw the costs we felt really squeezed,” ...