Dealing with Unforeseen Popularity @ Postmates | Sanket Agarwal

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Sanket Agarwal has an impressive career history working with Google in Silicon Valley followed by a stint at a start-up and now finds himself as an Engineering Manager at Postmates.

Founded in 2011, Postmates was one of the first to let customers in the U.S. order meal delivery using a mobile app. In the latest development, Uber has announced that it has acquired Postmates in a $2.65 billion, all-stock deal. We spoke about what the company was like in its early stages and how the app has developed into what it is today. We also spoke about the cultural differences of Tech Giants and small, intense Tech startups, and how these differences can impact a person’s mental health, and how burnout in the Tech industry is a very common reality.

The scaling challenges when Postmates experienced a huge surge in business during the early stages of COVID: