Seema Singh


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.

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21 years to unicorndom: Fractal’s build-to-last map for AI treasure

Sam, I am sorry to hear that. Did you have any specific experience with any of these companies on the slew of adjectives you use to describe not one but three such companies? As for using big words like deep learning, if you've read the piece in full (I admit it's a tad too long), you'd have seen that Srikanth is not dropping those words. I was curious and I asked how industry is using this technique which academics and big tech keep talking about. The fact that they have 100+ customers in 15 odd countries, makes me believe that Fractal is delivering some value to them. But I am all ears if you can enlighten me and our readers with specific examples.

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Apollo 24|7, PharmEasy, and the valuation game of ‘Who will blink first’

Hemanth, sorry about the confusion part in the article :) I am always slightly confused when parsing Apollo Hospitals' numbers or strategy. One of the analysts I spoke with said that since the so-called demerger in 2019, they've had several discussions among their analysts community on the type of the demerger and they still don't fully understand it. So now you can understand my predicament. One of the former board members told me that Apollo's market cap would have been "10-15% higher had they followed a simple, clean corporate structure".

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The hazards of Ola Electric's need for speed

Shalabh, if you feel that way then all I can say is it's your right to feel the way you want :) But let me emphasise that's not how journalism is done at The Ken. Pranav had been working on the story much before Ola announced its select-media test drive. The amount of detail and their corroboration with multiple sources couldn't have been possible in the tiny window between the test drive and the publication of the story. Moreover, we don't do surprise journalism. Pranav played back every material information in the story back to the company for their comment/confirmation/denial. That Ola chose not to respond or engage with him is their prerogative.

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