The Ken

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Founded by a team of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs, The Ken's goal is to deliver fresh and original business insight through well-narrated stories to professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and leaders every morning. The Ken’s stories will be from the world of technology, business, science and healthcare using a decidedly India-specific lens. These stories will combine analytical thinking, deep reporting and persuasive storytelling to provide discerning subscribers and nimble readers a peek into how innovation and disruption will impact the future of business.
HQBengaluru, IN

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)28

Key People/Management at The Ken

Seema Singh

Seema Singh

Co-Founder and Editor, the Ken
Ashish K. Mishra

Ashish K. Mishra

Co-Founder and Managing Editor, the Ken.
Rohin Dharmakumar

Rohin Dharmakumar

Co-Founder and CEO, the Ken.
Sumanth Raghavendra

Sumanth Raghavendra

Co-Founder, the Ken.
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The Ken Office Locations

The Ken has an office in Bengaluru
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The Ken Financials and Metrics

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The Ken total Funding

$1.9 m

The Ken latest funding size

$1.50 m

Time since last funding

a year ago

The Ken investors

The Ken's latest funding round in July 2018 was reported to be $1.5 m. In total, The Ken has raised $1.9 m
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The Ken Online and Social Media Presence

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Millions of Indian smartphone users are primed to go premium

Globally, the smartphone market is in turmoil. Smartphone shipments worldwide have dropped for seven consecutive quarters now, and there’s little evidence that a rebound is in sight. India, however, has been something of an anomaly. Not only has it remained a rare bright spot—the second quarter of 2…

Chai Point wants to be India’s Luckin Coffee

Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce company launched in October 2007, with the simple and unstated goal of being “the Amazon of India”. By June 2013, when e-commerce giant Amazon entered India to claim for itself that mantle, Flipkart was way ahead. Ola, India’s largest ride hailing company, starte…

Surprise toppers: Narayana, EuroKids and their PE funded empires

$277 million. It may not be such a big number in the larger scope of investments, but it’s one that’s single-handedly revived interest in the private school market in India. It’s loosened a flood of aspirations—and questions—about the future.  On 5 September, New York-based private equity (PE) firm …

Introducing Shreedhar

The one constant at The Ken, over the past nearly three years, has been the practise of pushing our comfort zones – both in terms of stories and the people who write them. As we said when we introduced our first set of j-school graduates in May: Because we believe we’re only entering a new... The po…

Telecom game theory: The cost of an Indian clampdown on Huawei

As anyone watching Huawei Technologies’ change of fortunes knows by now, the telecoms gear company has a suite of next-gen technologies and yet faces a near-existential question on their deployment. In a cyclical telecom networks industry, 5G is the beacon of growth for giant equipment makers. Beams…

From groceries to smartphones: Flipkart’s hyperlocal deliverance

On 22 August, Amazon gained a yard on its peers in the grocery race in India. It launched Amazon Fresh, a hyperlocal grocery distribution chain which delivers over 5,000 items—including fruits, meat and dairy—within two hours. After rolling out the service in rival Flipkart’s home turf of Bengaluru,…
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The Ken Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was The Ken founded?

    The Ken was founded in 2016.

  • Who are The Ken key executives?

    The Ken's key executives are Seema Singh, Ashish K. Mishra and Rohin Dharmakumar.

  • How many employees does The Ken have?

    The Ken has 28 employees.

  • Who are The Ken competitors?

    Competitors of The Ken include 4chan, Qubicle and Filmygyan.

  • Where are The Ken offices?

    The Ken has an office in Bengaluru.

  • How many offices does The Ken have?

    The Ken has 1 office.