Become a Patron of The Ken

Help unlock The Ken to those who deserve it the most

There are people and organizations out there who need original, independent and high-quality journalism in their lives. To understand. To stay informed. To get ahead. But not all of them can read us. Our Patrons help change that by funding their subscriptions. You can join them.

Sidharth Rath

Student, FLAME University

The Ken’s long-form journalism, in-depth analysis and insightful reporting has helped me both professionally and academically. As the Student President of Entrepreneurship wing in my University, their coverage in the areas of technology, business and policy is exactly what I needed to intricately understand the startup ecosystem in India, and create value for others.

How does it work?


Pick a Patron Plan

We have multiple plans with different levels of contributions. Choose the one that works best for you.


We match your contribution

For every subscription your contribution sponsors, we will match you. Twice as nice.


Tell us about your goals

We love to listen as much as we love to write. Talk to us, and let us know who you’d like to support. We will help you figure this out.


Roll it out

We'll create your personalised landing page. You are now a Patron of The Ken. Thank you for supporting independent journalism in India.

Who gets the subscriptions?

Good question. There are two ways how we pick the recipients of the subscriptions sponsored by you.

Just tell us who

It’s as simple as that. If you know a group of readers who you think will benefit from our subscriptions, let us know. We will make it happen. They could be:

  • An educational institute, for their students
  • Accelerators and incubators, for their entrepreneurs
  • A non-profit organisation, for their members

We pick from our applicants

Anyone can apply for a Patron subscription across multiple brackets here. We give preference to:

  • Applicants who match the target bracket
  • Diversity, inclusion and socioeconomic status
  • Students, senior and NGO organisations
  • Nice people who aren’t axe murderers

Our Patrons



Partner, Global Investment Bank


V. Balakrishnan

Partner and Chairman, Exfinity Venture Partners

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DSG Consumer Partners

Investment Firm

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Partner, Global Investment Bank



Founder and CEO, Media Company


Saama Capital

Investment Firm

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Pallav Nadhani

Co-founder and CEO, Fusion Charts


Aprameya Radhakrishnan

Founder and CEO, Vokal India



Founder and CEO, Internet and E-commerce Company


Deepak Natraj

Former Managing Director, Aarin Capitals



Founder, Private Equity Fund


Kapil Chopra

Former President, The Oberoi Group



Investment Manager, Impact Investment Fund



Anonymous Founder and Director, Private Investment Fund


Bharanidharan Viswanathan

Founder and CEO, 91 mobiles

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Patron Plans


2/4 Slots Available

250 Subscriptions

  • 250 sponsored subscriptions

  • 250 sponsored matching subscriptions from The Ken



7/10 Slots Available

100 Subscriptions

  • 100 sponsored subscriptions

  • 100 sponsored matching subscriptions from The Ken



16/24 Slots Available

50 Subscriptions

  • 50 sponsored subscriptions

  • 50 sponsored matching subscriptions from The Ken


What else do you get

Premium Subscription

Special privileges. Unique, personalized email. Complete access of archives.

Complimentary Memberships

Share with family and friends. Depending on your Plan.

Exclusive Newsletter

Sent quarterly with updates and insights into what we did.

New Product Sneak Peeks

Be among early users of our new products before they are launched.

Listen in. Chime in.

Join our agenda calls. Be a part of us. Tell us how to grow.

All-access to The Ken Events

VIP and backstage passes. After-party tickets included.

I am interested in becoming a Patron. How do I join?

If you would like to become a Patron of The Ken, drop us a line at [email protected]. Let’s take it from there.

Patron funded subscriptions

I would like to apply for a Patron funded subscription. How do I do that?

If you believe you qualify for a Patron subscription, just check our categories and apply here.