The Print is a digital news, opinions, analysis platform founded by journalist Shekhar Gupta in August 2007. The company is owned by Printline Media Private Limited. According to the website, the first round of funding for the venture came from some reputed names in the Indian business community including N.R. Naryana Murthy of the Infosys, industrialist Ratan Tata, Uday Kotak family, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Tech Entrepreneur Rajiv C Mody, Digital Payments Major PayTM Founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, and many other eminent people. The website claims that this is a digital platform for factual and liberal content, and for “well-argued positions”.
Media Companies / Groups
The Print news website is owned by Printline Media Private Limited. Shekhar Vishambar Gupta owns 99% shares in Printline Media Private Limited.
The rest 1% of the shares in Printline Media Private Limited are split among Usha Upaal, NRJN Family Trust, Harisddha Trading Finance Private Limited, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw on behalf of Carcia Investment, Rajiv C Mody HUF, New Growth Comtrade Private Limited, Ratan N Tata, Ravinder Singh Tharkran, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, Narayana Murthy.
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Individuals and Corporate
1% of the shares in Printline Media Private Limited are split among Usha Upaal – Director head of Finance at Printline Media Private Limited, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw – Chairwoman of Biocon Limited, Rajiv C. Mody – Founder and Chairman of Sasken Technologies Limited, Ratan N. Tata – Chairman of Tata Group, Ravinder Singh Thakran – Chairman of L Catterton Asia, Vijay Shekhar Sharma – Founder of Paytm, N. R. Narayana Murthy – Co-founder of Infosys and NRJN Family Trust (Nandan Nilekani family trust) – Co-founder of Infosys), Harisddha Trading Finance Private Limited and New Growth Comtrade Private Limited.
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is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Print, a digital news platform. Earlier, he was the Editor-in-Chief and CEO at The Indian Express Newspapers Mumbai Limited. He was also an Editor-in-Chief at The India Today Group.
Shekhar Gupta has covered some of the great stories such as Operation Blue Star, students uprising in Tiananmen Square in Bejing, fall of Berlin wall, the Gulf War from Baghdad, Jerusalem and Kuwait, the first Jihad in Afghanistan, to name a few. He also uncovered LTTE (Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam – a Sri Lanka based terrorist outfit) training camps, the truth behind the falsely implicated scientists of the Indian Space Research Organization in a spy scandal and many more. He writes a weekly column in the Indian Express Newspaper. He is also a regular guest speaker at Asia Society, New York, National Defense College and Defense Services Staff College and The World Economic Forum in Davos and its India summits. Shekhar Gupta has authored books like ‘Assam: A Valley Divided’ and ‘India Redefines its Role’, and more. He was honored with several awards such as Padma Bhushan, India’s third highest civilian honour, in the year 2009, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial Award for National Integration in 2006, 1985 Inlaks award for Young Journalist of the Year, GK Reddy Award for Journalism, in 1987. He has a Bachelor degree in Journalism from Punjab University.
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is the Executive Editor of The Print. An Arts Graduate from Maharaja’s College, Mysore and a Post Graduate Diploma Holder from the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Rajesh has, earlier in his career, worked with The Indian Express as the Associate Editor. He has also worked with India Today, Reuters, Outlook and The Week.
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The information is collected from the print website. The financial information of the outlet is not available. The financial information of the company is collected from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website. An email and courier has been sent to the company on the 18th March 2019. We have also received a response from the company in which they agreed to provide data if we signed a non-disclosure agreement.