to instantly read 150+ free stories & 250-word summaries of all our stories

Research Scholars can apply for a Patron subscription

Subscribers tell us they read The Ken because the stories are filled with insights, infographics and original reporting. We don’t just tell you what’s happening. We tell you why. And that’s what makes our stories living case-studies. If you are a researcher, you will find our stories invaluable. All you need to do is apply.

Archives

Full access to our 200+ story archives

App access

The Ken App on Android + iOS for easy reading

Daily Editorial

Every morning from our editors + writers

Comments

Exclusive comment privileges on all stories

New features

Priority access to new features

Recommended for you

Clash of the Conglomerates

India has turned into a battleground for some of the biggest foreign internet companies on the planet. There are three contenders. The Americans—Amazon and Google—and China’s Alibaba. The prize is India’s e-commerce market.

Over the last few years, each of the three have set in place their own strategies that they think will ultimately yield dominance. They have gone about investing in or acquiring companies that best further these strategies. All of them have markedly different approaches, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. Now, with their bets placed and the battle lines drawn, it’s a waiting game to see who will emerge tallest. To know more about all of this, read the piece.

Here's what our recipients have to say

"A Patron subscription helped me get access to some great quality content on the The Ken. It has fuelled my learning by creating an awareness into the latest happenings in my industry."

Shubham A

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

"I recently came across The Ken and have been very impressed with the quality of the articles. A Patron subscription definitely helped me both personally and academically. The summary of the very first article that I read, namely "GST’s attack on pharma’s weakest link: distribution", was intuitive and that led me to go through the entire archive which is very fascinating. I'm already a huge fan of The Ken"

Harshith

CA Aspirant

"I’ve been investing in the stock markets since the past two years and have made good returns – which I attribute to luck not skill. However, I wanted to make consistent returns because of my skill. That’s where The Ken helped me. For instance, the story on Suzlon helped me make an informed decision about investing in the company because I finally understood how government policy and regulations can dramatically affect businesses"

Sourav D

Institute of Hotel Management

Funded by the following patrons

DSG Consumer Partners

DSG Consumer Partners is an early stage venture capital fund focused on investing exclusively in consumer brands and businesses in India and South East Asia. Since its inception in 2013, DSGCP has backed over 40 founders and helped build some of the leading insurgent brands including OYO, Veeba, Epigamia Greek Yogurt, Raw Pressery, Chai Point, Eazydiner, SaladStop!, Chope, GOQii, Redmart, Mswipe, The Moms Co, Sleepy Owl Coffee and Goa Brewing Co. DSGCP currently manages $150 million of committed capital and has investment professionals and advisors in Mauritius, Singapore and Mumbai.

Saama Capital

Saama Capital is an early stage, sector agnostic, India-focused venture capital firm investing since 2006. The Saama team is currently investing out of its fourth fund and has built significant knowledge in several sectors including e-commerce , financial services/fintech, and consumer product companies. Previously, Saama has backed a number of India’s leading companies including PayTM, Snapdeal, Sula Wines, Raw Pressery, Veeba Foods, Chaipoint, Moms Company, Tutorvista, AppLabs, MoveInSync, JiffleNow, Vistaar Financial Services, Lendingkart and Fisdom.

Research Scholars can apply for a Patron-funded subscription

21% Claimed
21 Complete