Sharp, original insight on technology, business, science and healthcare from India. For discerning and nimble readers, those who value intelligence and their time.
The Ken publishes one original, analytical and well-narrated story from India every day (weekdays only) for its subscribers. From technology, startups, business, science & healthcare.
Experience and Insight
The Ken is a new, digital, subscription-driven publication headquartered out of Bangalore, India. 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.
As journalists we know that writing quality stories that are original, well-narrated, analytical and have a point of view takes time. And as voracious readers we know that reading such stories takes time too. Thus, The Ken will deliver one sharp, original and deeply reported story every weekday to its subscribers.
Analytical and Directional
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.
The Ken's Founding Team
The Ken was founded by a team of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs with the goal of making business news more insightful, accessible and relevant for modern professionals.
Rohin has over 15 years of experience in journalism, technology and entrepreneurship. Before starting The Ken, Rohin was the founder of an early-stage mobile startup, Owntastic, targeted at creating and improving ‘ownership experiences’ for various consumer products and services. Prior to that, he was a senior journalist with Forbes India for over 5 years, doing investigative and deeply-reported features on technology, telecom, e-commerce and startups. Rohin holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and an engineering degree in Computer Sciences from the R.V.C.E., Bangalore.
Seema has over two decades of experience in journalism. Before starting The Ken, Seema wrote “Myth Breaker: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw and the Story of Indian Biotech”, published by HarperCollins in May 2016. Prior to that, she was a senior editor and bureau chief for Bangalore with Forbes India, and before that she wrote for Mint. Seema has written for numerous international publications like IEEE-Spectrum, New Scientist, Cell and Newsweek. Seema is a Knight Science Journalism Fellow from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a MacArthur Foundation Research Grantee.
Ashish K. Mishra
Ashish has spent just about a decade in journalism. In his last assignment, he was a Deputy Editor at Mint, a financial daily published by HT Media. At the paper, he wrote long, deeply reported feature stories. His earlier assignments: Forbes India magazine and The Economic Times. Born in Kolkata. Studied in New Delhi – B.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. Lives in Mumbai. Works out of anywhere, where there is a good story to be told.
Sumanth is a serial entrepreneur with more than eighteen years experience in running startups. He is currently the founder of Deck App Technologies, a Bangalore-based startup attempting to re-imagine productivity software for the Post-PC era. Sumanth’s columns appear regularly in leading publications. He holds MBA degrees from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management, USA.