Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra has been a technology journalist and editor since the year 2000 with several publications including The Economic Times, Mint and TechCrunch. Based in Bengaluru, he writes about people and companies taking technology mainstream in India. Pankaj is the editor-in-chief and CEO of FactorDaily.

As co-founder, editor-in-chief and CEO, my responsibilities include having conversations with existing and potential investors of SourceCode Media Pvt. Ltd., the company that owns FactorDaily. These investors include Accel Partners for now. As the CEO, I also have an oversight of business strategy and branding functions, and I work directly with my colleagues dedicated for carrying out such activities. I consider it sacrosanct to keep “the wall” between pure journalism and sales, marketing functions intact. My writings for FactorDaily have complete editorial independence, and neither existing and potential investors, nor existing and potential advertisers or partners, have any influence on what I write. Everytime I write about companies where Accel or any of our investors have invested, I will make relevant disclosures. At FactorDaily, everytime we write about the companies or people who have any direct connection with our investors, we will provide a direct link to the ethics statement and code of conduct. I do not own any stocks in the companies I write about, and if at all I do in future, relevant disclosures will be made.

The Latest from Pankaj Mishra

India Fines Google For Not Complying With Antitrust Probe

India’s competition watchdog has imposed a fine of $166,000 on Google for delay in submitting details needed as part of a two-year-old antitrust probe. The probe focuses on whether Google ab

Mobile Users, Women Shoppers Fuel India’s E-Commerce Boom

Among everything else that’s driving e-commerce growth in India, the ease of buying things sitting inside homes, avoiding the hazards of traffic snarls, worsening air pollution and finding a par

Indix Raises Additional $8.5M From Avalon, Nexus To Build World’s Largest Product Database For Brands

Indix, a big data startup building an index for over 1 billion consumer products in the world, is raising $8.5 million in Series A-1 funding from Avalon Ventures and Nexus Venture partners to achieve

IBM India Battles Fraud Amid Scramble To Save Its $2.5B Airtel Contract

Over the past few weeks, IBM India has fired at least half a dozen top- to mid-level executives, as well as several others accused of fraud. The fraud led to a portion of the over $2 billion outsourci

Gates Foundation Picks Its Moonshots In India To Reinvent Toilets Globally

From solar-powered electronic toilets to a prototype that helps recharge mobile phones from urine, and another one that could potentially offer advertising slots while pooping among several revenue ge

AirSnap Helps You Take Beautiful Group Selfies By Pairing Two iOS Devices

How many times have you stepped out of the group to click pictures, feeling left out as others posed? Or have there been instances when you’re jostling to get back for a group picture after sett

MachineShop Comes Out Of Stealth With $3M Funding From Customers To Offer Middleware For Internet Of Services

In a world where everything from sensors in your shoe, to refrigerators, television and jet engines are going to be connected on the web to create the Internet of Things, there are many opportunities

Accel Partners Raises New Funds Totaling Over $1B, As High-Profile Partners Cut Back Roles

Accel Partners, one of the Silicon Valley’s biggest venture capital firms best known for its early investment in Facebook, has raised two new funds totaling $1.475 billion, Forbes reported earli

Ezetap Gets Additional Funding From Amex To Expand Its Mobile Payment Platform Across Emerging Markets

Ezetap, a Bangalore-based mobile payment startup that uses a rectangular device to turn any mobile phone into a point-of-sales terminal when plugged in, is raising additional funding from American Ex

Naspers-Backed ibiboGroup Acquires Online Bus Tracking And Analytics Startup YourBus In India

Less than a year after acquiring India’s largest online bus travel booking site redbus for around $135 million, ibibo is doubling down on the segment in India for a bigger emerging markets play

LeanData Raises $5.1M In Series A From Shasta Ventures To Help Customers Make Sense Of Salesforce Data

Marketeers are often struggling to sift through available customer databases and identify customer leads that can be converted into revenue opportunities. While large enterprises treat this as a big d

Backed By Boost VC And Tim Draper, Globevestor Helps Startups In Emerging Markets Get Funded Online

Entrepreneurs in India’s nascent but fast growing startup ecosystem are realizing that getting an early investor who appreciates their idea is increasingly becoming difficult. Sometimes it&#8217

JFDI Accelerator Raises $2.1M To Help Singapore Become Southeast Asia’s Startup Hub

Singapore’s Joyful Frog Digital Incubator has raised $2.1 million from investors led by Infocomm Investments to pursue the city state’s ambitions of becoming the startup hub for all of Sou

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto Denies All Bitcoin Ties In Verified Letter Via Lawyer

Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto, who <a target="_blank" href="">Newsweek claimed was "the" Satoshi Nakamoto

Nokia Says It’s Disappointed With Indian Court Ruling That Rejected Asset Transfer To Microsoft

Nokia’s transfer of its Indian manufacturing unit and other assets in the country to Microsoft is facing a legal hurdle that could force the Finnish phone maker to take some extreme steps includ

Startups Rise Amid Political Unrest, Economic Chaos In Bangladesh

500 Startups, a Mountain View, California-based seed fund and accelerator, is making its first investment in Bangladesh, underscoring a growing investor interest in one of the most challenging startup

India’s TeaBox Raises Seed Funding From Accel To Build An Online Starbucks For Disrupting Global Tea Market

In a world rediscovering its old tea drinking habits, finding a freshly-brewed cup of the hot beverage is still very tough, especially if you are a tea aficionado based in the U.S. or Europe. For the

Rdio Acquires India’s Troubled Music Streaming Startup Dhingana To Push For Global Expansion

India’s troubled music streaming startup Dhingana, which announced it’s shutting down in February this year, is being acquired by Rdio. While Rdio will gain from Dhingana’s existing

Indian Online Classifieds Site Quikr Confirms $90M Fund Raise Led By Kinnevik

India’s largest online classifieds site, Quikr, has raised $90 million in fresh funding from a group of investors led by Sweden’s Kinnevik. The latest round, which would take the total cap

Mobile Shopping App Paytm Challenges E-Commerce Rivals In India, As Smartphone User Base Explodes

India’s nearly 100 million smartphone users are beginning to shop online at a pace that the country’s biggest e-commerce companies such as Flipkart and Snapdeal are expecting the mobile tr
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