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.) (May 2019)25

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

10 months 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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Video streaming goes from gold rush to yard sale

Video streaming platforms are not chasing subscribers anymore. For a good three years now, video streaming has witnessed a gold rush. Every production, broadcasting and content distribution company in town has either launched or is on its way to launch its own video streaming platform. With one goal…

Introducing The Ken’s first J-school graduate cohort from ACJ and IIJNM

Of the many existential crises journalism faces, the one most dire is its lack of a vision for its own future. Or of promise and hope. Stuck between decrepit business models, stodgy newsrooms and archaic people practices, journalism is seen as a “sunset” sector, rarely seen as a rewarding and challe…

The Razorpay payments Matrix: Can this Neo bank be The One?

“We are growing at 450% year-on-year and we should be market leaders in 15 months,” says Harshil Mathur, the 28-year-old CEO and co-founder of payment gateway Razorpay* Software Pvt Ltd. The fast-talking, straight-faced founder makes two eye-popping claims—about its projected growth and its market l…

Passing the IPO rubicon—The importance of Slack’s public offering

In all of 2018, 233 companies went public, according to research company They raised a collective $54 billion. This year was meant to eclipse that, with unicorns—startups valued north of a billion dollars—expected to steal the show. Of all these initial public offerings (IPOs), ride-ha…

Future of meat: The meat-ing point for non-veg lovers and vegans

On a white-hot skillet in a kitchen populated by burger buns, mayonnaise, lettuce, and tomatoes sit two patties made by a company that just left cab company Uber in the dust. If we eat with all our senses, then the patties’ meaty char, intense sizzle, and saliva-inducing aroma are banquets unto them…

Smooth sailing so far; could pricing rock the boAt?

Aman Gupta thinks he has Gen Z to thank for the success of his electronics accessories company, boAt. “Youngsters these days change earphones every three to six months,” says Gupta animatedly. And it is this sort of hyper-consumerism that has led to boAt being a success in a space with only a handfu…
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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 25 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.