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

PricePanda Raises $3M From German Retail Group Tengelmann

PricePanda, the Rocket Internet-backed price comparison site, has raised $3 million in new funding from the German retail major Tengelmann Group. This new funding will be used to expand PricePanda in

Founders Of World’s Largest Offline Search Engine Raise $500K To Build A Jelly Rival

Co-founders of Innoz, an SMS-based offline search engine in India that has answered over 1 billion queries on mobile phones, are raising $500,000 in Seed funding from 500 Startups and other angel inve

Samsung Profit Growth Slows As Galaxy Faces Heat From iPhone And Cheaper Rivals

Samsung’s latest financial results underscored slowing growth in the smartphone business and its increased rivalry with Apple, which seems to be closing the gap, at least in the U.S. Samsung rep

IBM Dumps Its Server Business On Lenovo For $2.3B

IBM has finally managed to sell its low-margin server business to the world’s largest PC maker Lenovo. The two companies have been negotiating this deal for past few years, and a potential sale

MemSQL Raises $35M Series B Led By Accel Partners

MemSQL, a big data startup that helps retrieve and analyze data real-time, has raised $35 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Khosla Ventures. The financing will be used to expand prod

Salesforce’s Former CIO, CTO Launch m>Path, A New Platform For Managing Mobile Apps

m>Path, a mobile development platform that helps users create and manage applications, has raised $1.65 million in a seed round from JUMP Investors. Founded by former top Salesforce executives, Cla

Freshdesk Targets Small Businesses With New IT Service Desk In The Cloud

Freshdesk, which raised $7 million in Series C funding from Accel India and Tiger Global in November last year, is using some of that capital to enter the IT service management (ITSM) market currently

Asia Pacific PC Shipments Fell 10% In 2013, IDC Says

PC shipments in Asia Pacific (excluding Japan) fell by 10% in 2013 to 108 million units, marking the region’s first ever double digit decline in recent years, according to IDC. While Lenovo reta

CommonFloor Raises $10.4M From Tiger Global, Accel To Expand Beyond Real Estate Listings

<a target="_blank" href="">CommonFloor</a>, an Indian real estate search engine and listings site based in Bangalore, has raised $10.4 million from existing investors, Accel

Apple Turns To Old iPhone Models, And Lower Prices, To Woo Users In India

Executives at Apple in India are preparing to celebrate passing $1 billion in annual revenue in the country for the first time this financial year. But Apple today remains a small player in India, acc

Rocket Internet-Backed Fashion Site Zalora To Launch Marketplace In Asia

Zalora, a fashion e-commerce site that has raised $238 million from investors such as Rocket Internet and Access Industries, plans to launch its marketplace in South East Asia early this year. The new

Indix Is Building A Catalog Of Over 1 Billion Consumer Products To Help Brands Sell Better

Indix, a big data startup based in Chennai, is building a catalog for all of the world’s over 1 billion consumer products to help brands compare prices and make crucial business decisions. Indix

Subscription Billing Startup ChargeBee Raises $800k From Accel Partners

ChargeBee, a Chennai-based startup that helps companies manage their subscription billings, has raised around $800,000 in a Series A funding from Accel Partners. This brings ChargeBee’s total fu

Medypal Raises $400K In Seed Round To Help Patients Buy Affordable Healthcare In India

Commerzpoint Networks, an Indian startup that owns healthcare marketplace Medypal, has raised around $400,000 in seed funding from Unitus Seed Fund. With this funding, Medypal will help patients find

Indian Startup Little Eye Labs Confirms Its Acquisition By Facebook, Deal Worth $10-$15M

Last month, we reported that Facebook was planning to buy Little Eye Labs, an Indian startup that makes a software tool for analyzing the performance of Android apps. Now the Bangalore-based company h

MobStac Raises $2 Million In Series B To Help Brands Leverage Mobile Commerce

MobStac, a Bangalore-based startup that helps publishers build and manage their mobile websites and apps, has raised $2 million in Series B funding from Accel Partners and Cisco. With the latest finan

eBay-Backed Snapdeal Introduces Same-Day Delivery In India

On Monday morning, the Indian online marketplace Snapdeal introduced its same-day delivery service, putting pressure on rivals Flipkart and Amazon who launched their next-day delivery service a few we

India May Relax E-Commerce Rules, Opening The Door Further For Amazon And Other Global Giants

As India prepares to reconsider the ban on foreign investments in the country’s e-commerce sector, two of the world’s biggest e-commerce companies — Amazon and eBay — are anxiously

Indian Ad Retargeting Startup Vizury Is Raising $20 Million

Vizury, a Bangalore-based ad retargeting startup, is in talks with investors to raise an additional $20 million by March this year, with existing backer Inventus leading the round, according to sourc

Asia’s Richest Man Invests In BitPay

After some serious drubbing in two of the world’s largest countries during past few weeks, the Bitcoin ecosystem may have found its biggest individual backer yet in Li Ka-shing, Asia’s ric
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