The Ken is a pan-Asian, digital, subscription-driven publication headquartered out of Bangalore, India.
Founded by a team of experienced journalists and entrepreneurs, The Ken pioneered subscribers-only online business journalism.
Born in October 2016, into a world populated with scores of media sources churning out countless pieces of “content” endlessly, hoping for traffic or readership they could monetise, we chose not to play the game.
Instead, we published just one story each day. But a story that was original, analytical, deeply-reported and skillfully-narrated. Accessible exclusively to our subscribers without exception, and delivered through our distinctive applications and formats. It’s something we continue to do.
A new kind of tech journalism in Asia.
We put in a lot of effort and resources in writing our stories and believe that you must pay for good journalism. The heart of our business is the subscription model, by which our subscribers fund us so we can report and produce truly independent journalism. Conversely, charging a premium for our journalism makes us accountable to subscribers—for the quality and value they get.
Since our inception, we’ve published hundreds of stories that have been widely discussed, debated and referenced, and we are very proud of what we’ve achieved.
We are fortunate to have raised a Series A investment, led by Omidyar Network India, and also have the support of an enviable set of angel investors, which allows us the leeway to plan for the longer term.
The Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF*) has provided financial support to Kenrise Media Private Ltd for the purpose of reporting and publishing stories of public interest.
(Disclaimer: The IPSMF does not take any legal or moral responsibility whatsoever for the content published by Kenrise Media Private Ltd on its website www.the-ken.com or on any of its other platforms.)