The Printline Media Private Limited is a media company founded by Shekhar Gupta. The company operates The Print, a multi-media, digital news platform. The company digital news website publishes news, analysis, and opinions in English language. According to the company’s website, Independent and Public Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF) – a public charitable Trust has provided financial support to the company. Other than this the first round of investors in the company include Ratan Tata of The Tata Group, Uday Kotak of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw of Biocon, Vijay Shekhar Sharma of Paytm and Nandan Nilekani of Infosys, among others.
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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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Revenue (Financial Data/ Optional)
INR 65.18 Million / USD 0.999 Million
Operating Profit (in Mill. $)
INR -59.05 Million / USD – 0.915 Million
Advertising (in % of total funding)
Printline Media Private Limited is an unlisted company and for financials the data has been retrieved from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs website. Information on management structure is not available on the company website. The financial of the company takes into account the foreign exchange rate i.e, USD 65.22 prevalent in March 2019. An email and a courier have been sent to the company on 18th March 2019. The company responded and asked to sign a non-disclosure agreement.