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The Morning Context has raised seed funding

Ashish K. Mishra
Ashish K. Mishra
17 April 2020

We’ve been in business for six and a half months. That’s hardly any time, but so many milestones stand out, those which we remember fondly. 

Like Day 1, just getting our first story published; the nervous days of our launch. Or the day we got our first international subscription. Or December, when we moved from three stories a week to four, a decision built on the determination that we could pull it off. There’s the day we crossed three digits in the number of paying subscribers added in a single day. 

Few things in life can match the thrill of a young business and a team raring to go, to prove that it is better than anyone else out there. Today is another day when we reach an important milestone. The Morning Context has raised funds from the following set of angel investors:

  • Ajay Nair, Managing Director, OML Entertainment
  • Gunavanth Kumar, Founder, 4gCapital Venture
  • Jacob Puthenparambil, CEO, REDHILL
  • Himangi Tewari and Joji Philip Thomas, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, DealStreetAsia 
  • Nav Ratan, Founder, Tetris Capital Ventures
  • Parag Dhol, Managing Director, Inventus Capital Partners
  • Rahul Jain, Head of Finance, Locus
  • Saurabh Abbi, Chief Business Officer, OML Entertainment
  • Sonny Badiga, Co-founder, Red Fields

All of them have invested in us in their individual capacity. To help build a subscription-led digital media company which becomes the chronicler of the most important, original and timely stories on tech, business and chaos.

It gives us a lot of pride that in the six and a half months since launch, we have won widespread acclaim for our investigative features and incisive analysis across our three distinctive categories: Internet, Business and Chaos. From exposing farmers in Maharashtra being cheated by an Israeli irrigation company.

The Morning Context is a journalism-first company. Nothing matters more than the stories we ship every day. And we serve just one person—the subscriber. 

We are growing fast, with subscriptions rising at a month-on-month rate of more than 85%. The money we’ve raised in this seed round will be used to grow our editorial team, so that we can tell even better, more ambitious stories.

Happy reading.

The Morning Context has raised money from a clutch of investors, entirely in their personal capacity. It is quite likely that some of them may be directly or indirectly involved in a competing line of business similar to the companies we write about. Our full list of investors is here
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