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

With $4M In Fresh Funding From Amex Ventures, Capillary Wants to be Salesforce Of Social CRM

Capillary Technologies, the social CRM startup based in Bangalore, has raised additional funding of around $4 million from American Express Ventures. The startup plans to expand into the U.S., Middle

India Raises Concerns On Bitcoin’s Credibility, But Doesn’t Call It Illegal Yet

Bitcoin traders are having a roller coaster ride everywhere, and India is no exception. After initial momentum that saw several Bitcoin exchanges emerge in India, the Reserve Bank of India issued a wa

CEB Acquires Indian Talent Analytics Startup Talent Neuron for $15M

Corporate Executive Board, the U.S.-based member advisory company has acquired Indian talent analytics startup, Talent Neuron, for around $10-$15 million. This is the third acquisition in the talent m

Microsoft Accelerator Launches New Program For Late Stage Startups In India

As we have been writing, startup accelerators in India’s nascent ecosystem are beginning to seek more mature, late stage companies to work with. The latest to join this trend is Microsoft Ventur

InMobi Launches Interactive Video Ad Platform To Help Advertisers Boost Sales On Mobile

InMobi is making its biggest push so far in capturing a larger share of the $11.9 billion mobile advertising market, as it launches its new video ad platform today. The new mobile video platform also

India’s MakeMyTrip Acquires EasyToBook In A Push To Grow Online Hotel Bookings

Indian travel booking site, MakeMyTrip, has acquired EasyToBook, an Amsterdam-based hotel booking portal, for around $5 million. With this acquisition, MakeMyTrip is hoping to increase its proportion

Accelerators In India’s Nascent Startup Ecosystem Face A Reality Check

Is the startup accelerator bubble ready to burst in India? That’s the question several VCs, entrepreneurs and early to late stage investors have started asking in the country’s fledgling s

Myntra Confirms $50M Fund Raise Led By Premji Invest

As we reported on January 31, Indian fashion portal Myntra has just confirmed raising $50 million in fresh funding from investors led by Premji Invest. The new funding comes after Myntra preferred to

Komli Media Launches Remarketing Platform To Take On Google, Facebook

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for Komli Media so far, the Indian digital ad network that has raised around $97 million from investors including Peepul Capital, Norwest and Nexus Venture Partn

Can India Create A $100B Software Products Industry?

So far, India’s over $100 billion IT industry has been built mostly on software services and back office projects delivered by TCS, Infosys and Wipro for the likes of Citibank and GE, who have

Klinify Raises $600K To Build An Evernote For Doctors In South Asia

Klinify, a digital health startup based in Singapore, has raised $604,000 in seed funding led by Jungle Ventures, to help doctors in South East Asia manage thousands of patient records using a simple

Adobe, WPP, Among Companies In Talks To Acquire Indian Social Analytics Startup Simplify360

Indian digital media circles have been abuzz with rumors of potential targets being looked at in the social media analytics space by Twitter, Adobe and even WPP, the world’s biggest advertising

India Fashion Portal Myntra Raises $50M On A $200M Valuation As Amazon And Flipkart Circle

India's e-commerce market is projected to grow sevenfold to $22 billion in the next five years, and investors and global e-commerce companies want to have a piece of the action. We have learned that <

After Little Eye Labs Exit, India’s GSF Accelerator Goes Global

GSF, the Indian startup accelerator behind Little Eye Labs, which was acquired by Facebook earlier this year, is launching a cross-border program with increased seed funding and global exposure for it

Snapdeal Launches Local Language Site As Indian E-Commerce Goes Native

Snapdeal, the eBay-backed Indian marketplace, has launched local language versions of its site in a move aimed at wooing over one-third of the country’s non-English speaking Internet users. Snap

India’s Flipkart In Merger Talks With Fashion Retailer Myntra, As Common Investors Push For Consolidation

Two of India’s biggest e-commerce retailers — Flipkart and Myntra — are apparently in talks to merge, a proposal being pushed by their common investors Accel Partners and Tiger Globa

Cloud Security Startup CloudLock Raises $16.5M Round Led By Bessemer

CloudLock, the enterprise software startup that helps customers secure cloud data, has raised $16.5 million in Series C funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The new funding will be used to expand

Madison Reed Raises $12M To Disrupt Hair Dye Market

Madison Reed, a hair-dye company that offers digital tools and mobile apps to help its customers color their hair at home, is raising $12 million in Series B funding led by Norwest Venture Partners. F

Google Is Making A Land Grab For The Internet Of Things

Before this past December, when Google acquired seven robotics companies back-to-back, the company's ambitions in the "Internet of Things" space looked as detailed as a freshly started jigsaw puzzle.

Google’s Defamation Case In India Underscores Challenges In Ensuring Internet Freedom

India's Supreme Court has deferred hearing of a defamation case against the local unit of Google on whether it's liable for offensive comments posted by a user on The case has been in pl
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