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DoorDash's 'speedy' founder on building a food-delivery empire

Tony Xu tells how his immigrant mother's example led to one of 2020's biggest IPOs

DoorDash CEO Tony Xu has been a man in motion his entire life.    © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S. -- Tony Xu, co-founder and CEO of U.S. food delivery giant DoorDash, has always had a need for speed.

Born prematurely in Nanjing, China, his parents decided to name him "Xun", meaning "speedy" in Chinese not only because he was born so early but also because his delivery took just a few minutes.

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