Basketful of Confidence with Yo! China
Ashish Kapur: the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Yo!
China has successfully developed India's first and largest chain of Chinese
restaurants. At present, Yo! China possesses 51 outlets crosswise 14 cities in
The love for food and the burning desire to have his own
enterprise fueled Ashish to give that one shot. Ashish, a Bachelor's in
Engineering from McGill University, Canada, had worked for about 4 years, after
sourcing a fund of Rs.70 Lakh from Angel Investors, he together with his 4
co-founders established Moods Hospitality. The outcome: when the first and
former Yo! China restaurant came into being in May 2003, it was at times shut
for certain hours during the day. Why? The restaurant used to run out of food.
People's response was prodigious, even leaving Ashish stunned!
He has won numerous accolades such as Asia's Best Young
Entrepreneurs 2008, Best F&B Retailer 2008, Images Golden Spoon Award and
to name a few.
Besides, being a great entrepreneur, Ashish is also a
theatre buff and is fond of acting. He has also acted in plays staged crosswise
the world and even starred in a short international film.
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