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Uber Eats Rival Born in Dorm Room Creates Dutch Billionaire

  • Jitse Groen’s Takeaway handles about 350,000 deliveries a day
  • Shares in Amsterdam firm have more than tripled since IPO
A Takeaway.com cyclist rides near Westerpark in Amsterdam.
A Takeaway.com cyclist rides near Westerpark in Amsterdam.Photographer: Horacio Villalobos/Corbis News
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Delivering pizza, wings and curries into the grateful hands of hungry college students, frazzled parents and late-night workers has proved to be rewarding for Jitse Groen, whose Takeaway.com NV soared to a record this month.

The stock has more than tripled since a 2016 initial public offering, making him a billionaire in the process.