List of Content Companies in India

Indian digital media industry is growing rapidly. E&Y forecasts that the industry would touch ₹20,000 crores mark by 2020 with the digital advertisement spend growing at 23-28 per cent every year. The number of smartphone users is growing rapidly and this would lead to an increase in digital content consumption as more and more people would have access to the web.

“By 2017, the country will have more than 350 million smartphones from 167 million in 2015. Low-cost phones and roll out of 3G and 4G broadband infrastructure would drive access to the web. This, in turn, would drive digital media consumption,” E&Y has said in its latest report Future of Digital Content Consumption in India.

So, considering the huge opportunity ahead, we are publishing this list of content companies in India that are disrupting the digital media industry. The listing is randomly organized and doesn’t reflect rankings on any basis.

Short News Apps

NewsBytes

NewsBytes is a content company in India that specializes in digital journalism. Started by IIT, IIM and Ivy League Alumni, the company provides the latest news from all over the world on its Android app. The strong points of the company are intelligent back-end engine and highly talented editorial team. NewsBytes provides news for all noteworthy events along with their origin, progress, fact and critique.

Founders – Sumedh Chaudhary, Shikha Chaudhary & Romesh Khaddar
Total Funding Amount – ₹7.7 crores or $1.1 Mn
Website –
www.newsbytesapp.com

DailyHunt

DailyHunt, earlier known as NewsHunt is a Bengaluru-based digital news company. Launched in 2009 by former Nokia employees, the company was acquired by Ver Se in 2012. This content company in India provides news via its android and iOS apps for Indian language users. DailyHunt is funded by 8 investors. Falcon Edge Capital and Sequoia Capital India are the most recent investors

Founders – Virendra Gupta, Umesh Kulkarni & Chandrashekhar Sohoni
Total Funding Amount – ₹508.2 crores or $72.6 Mn
Website –
www.dailyhunt.in

InShorts

InShorts is an app that publishes news stories in 60 words to target busy and uninspired readers. Founded by three IITians in 2013, this content company was a result of the design of the current media industry. Traditional media is designed to serve only those who have the time and patience to read long-form stories while InShorts sources stories from various media outlets and provide a summaraized version.

Founders – Anunay Pandey, Azhar Iqubal & Deepit Purkayastha
Total Funding Amount – ₹203 crores or $29 Mn
Website –
www.newsinshorts.com

Business News

Trak.in

This blog news and opinion site officially started on 1st May 2007, although Arun Prabhudesai wrote a few posts at the end of April 2007. The reason he started Trak.in was to keep himself, and in the process also the readers, in touch with the latest Indian Business and Startup Buzz. The focus of this blog will always remain on Indian Business and startups in general, however, being in IT for more than a decade and being passionate about technology Arun sometimes drift into Technology and Web2.0.

Founders – Arun Prabhudesai
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website – 
www.trak.in

YourStory

If you are a tech and startup enthusiast, you might already know YourStory. Founded by Shradha Sharma, the media venture provides resources and news for startups, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators and change makers. It was started in 2008 and since then it has expanded to platforms like HerStory, SocialStory, YS TV, YS Pages and YS Research. The media firm has published more than 20,000 stories and reaches more than 60 million readers.

Founders – Shradha Sharma
Total Funding Amount – ₹91 crores or $13 Mn
Website –
www.yourstory.com

Inc42

Inc42 is another famous name in the Indian startup ecosystem. Founded by Pooja, Utkarsh and Vaibhav in 2014, the startup provides digital news about entrepreneurship and innovation. The content company curates India specific stories and profiles startups and innovative internet products.

Founders – Pooja Sareen, Utkarsh Agarwal, Vaibhav Vardhan
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.inc42.com

FactorDaily

FactorDaily is one of the content companies in India which publishes technology and business news with a difference. Instead of just publishing daily regular business happenings, the startup focuses on providing lengthy insightful content. It presents realistic and in-depth commentary and stories about the companies and people that matter.

Founders –  Jayadevan PK, Pankaj Mishra, Titash Neogi
Total Funding Amount – ₹13.3 crores or $1.9 Mn
Website – 
www.factordaily.com

Pixr8

Pixr8 focuses on startups and business organization and aims to promote the entrepreneurship culture in India by publishing stories about the Indian startup ecosystem. it publishes news & articles in categories including entrepreneurs talks, funding news, acquisition news, startup stories, and business news. Pixr8 covers news from India, China, USA, and Europe and provide analysis reports based on startups industry.

Founders –  Nitish Singh
Total Funding Amount – ₹35,00,000 or $50K
Website –
www.pixr8.com

Viral Content

ScoopWhoop

ScoopWhoop is an internet media company that creates and curates India-specific stories for a wider audience. It focuses on sections such as life, news, humour, travel, sports, food, foreigners, and more. ScoopWhoop was founded in 2013 and is based in New Delhi, India. Sattvik Mishra founded the company.

Founders – Sattvik Mishra
Total Funding Amount – ₹36.4 crores or $5.2 Mn
Website – 
www.scoopwhoop.com

StoryPick

StoryPick is a social news and media company that caters to the young online Indian audience. It’s similar to other viral content companies like ScoopWhoop, BuzzFeed and Wittyfeed. This content company caters to the young online Indian audience and publishes stories & videos based on celebrities, movies, humour along with categories such as business, politics, sports etc.

Founders – Tonmoy Goswami, Sangeeta Sarma
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.storypick.com

WittyFeed

WittyFeed is the fastest growing content company on the globe. From its inception in 2014, it has been providing you with the means to discover the world of stories. Unearthing a world full of possibilities beyond your limits using vivid imagination, stories and videos just for you! This content company in India grew very fast since its inception by publishing  trending stories on Lifestyle, Technology, Humor, Entertainment, Sports, Travel, Food etc

Founders – Parveen Singhal, Shashank Vaishnav, Vinay Singhal
Total Funding Amount – ₹2.394 crores or $342,000
Website –
www.wittyfeed.com

Being Indian

Being Indian is one of the most loved social content company in India. Owned and operated by The Culture Machines, the social news portal covers topics related to entertainment, lifestyle, events, and sports and publishes news, opinion, gossip and memes. The company also focuses on creating original video content. As of March 2017, the company had more than 6.6 million likes on its Facebook page.

CEO – Samir Pitalwalla
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.beingindian.com

Journalism

YouthKiAwaaz

YouthKiAwaaz publishes news and belongs to the online journalism category. It is an award-winning online and mobile platform focused on the youth and helps them express themselves on issues of importance. Anyone can submit their opinionated content on the platform. This content company in India is focused on creating awareness and generating a sense of volunteering.

Founders – Anshul Tewari
Total Funding Amount – ₹4.2 crores or $600,000
Website –
www.youthkiawaaz.com

The Quint

The Quint is a popular name in the online news and media industry. This journalism-focused content company in India publishes complex stories in an easy to understand formats. The company guides people through topics like politics, policy, entertainment, sports, business and food. The Quint is developing high-value digital journalism and storytelling at scale.

Founders – Raghav Bahl
Total Funding Amount – ₹24 crores or $3.428 million
Website –
www.thequint.com

OneIndia

OneIndia is a famous online news portal that publishes up to date news and analysis on topics including but not limited to politics, business, sports, world and much more. The startup delivers classified in different languages like Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam and Hindi. The startup was founded in 2006 and has its headquarters in Bengaluru.

Founders – BG Mahesh
Total Funding Amount – ₹15.4 crores or $2.2 Mn
Website –
www.oneindia.com

The Wire

The Wire is an online news portal that is trying to change the traditional models of family-owned and corporate-funded newspapers and media houses. The decisions over what to cover and how who to hire and where to send a correspondent or photographer, are taken by editors on the basis of professional judgment, without worrying about what a proprietor or politician, official or advertiser might think or want.

Founders – Siddharth Varadarajan, Sidharth Bhatia
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.thewire.in

Lifestyle

MensXP

MensXP is a popular name among the young men and millennials. It is a lifestyle content company for Indian mean and features segments like health, relationships, fashion, technology and money. The parent company Xpert Media was acquired by Times Internet Limited for an undisclosed amount in November 2012. This content company receives millions of impressions every month.

Founders – Angad Bhatia
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.mensxp.com

POPxo

POPxo is a woman-focused content company in India that deals in fashion, beauty, lifestyle and work; all related to young women. This content company in India provides text and video content to a highly targeted audience – the millions of young urban women. POPxo monetizes by working with brands across formats like native ads, social posts and events and has recently forayed into e-commerce as well.

Founders – Namrata Bostrom, Priyanka Gill
Total Funding Amount – ₹86.8 crores $12.4 Mn
Website –
www.popxo.com

Instamedia

This content company in India produces content in niche verticals and build communities around it. The firm has been at the forefront of new media revolution and runs some of the fastest growing internet sites in lifestyle, luxury and health segments. Instamedia also has an online SaaS-based content platform, Instapress. It implements efficient workflows to streamline collaboration between various content contributors, with objective measurement tools to track effectiveness.

Founders –  Ankit Maheshwari, Rekha Maheshwari, Nandini Maheshwari, Anil Kumar Maheshwari, Arjun Maheshwari
Total Funding Amount – ₹28 crores or $4 Mn
Website –
www.instamedia.com

Entertainment

MissMalini

MissMalini is a multi-platform Bollywood, fashion and lifestyle brand which publishes Bollywood news, gossip, fashion trends and lifestyle entertainment news on a global scale. The founder has also started a TV Show ‘MissMalini’s World’, a reality entertainment show that covers movie premieres, celebrity interviews, fashion weeks. The popularity of this content company in India can be witnessed when Google’s Rajan Anandan invested his money in the firm.

Founders – Nowshad Rizwanullah
Total Funding Amount – ₹11.13 crores or $1.59 million
Website –
www.missmalini.com

Video-Focused

PocketAces

PocketAces is famous for its two brands – Dice Media and FilterCopy. Dice Media is known for producing the video series Little Things which was later distributed by Netflix. FilterCopy is famous for producing sharable content which is under 2 minutes in length. these are generally fun videos that are meant for the bored at work audience.

Founders – Anirudh Pandita, Ashwin Suresh
Total Funding Amount – ₹21 crores or $3 Mn
Website –
www.pocketaces.in

The Viral Fever

TVF Media Labs is an online-first video content creator which focuses on youth-oriented shows and sketches. The Mumbai-based content company ideates, creates and distributes video content through its own mobile app, TVF Play and YouTube. As of January 2018, they have 5M+ followers on their YouTube channel.

Founders – Arunabh Kumar
Total Funding Amount – ₹70 crores or $10 Mn
Website –
www.tvfmedialabs.com

All India Bakchod

All India Bakchod is a renowned name in the online video production industry. Founded in 2013, the content company in India focuses on creating live-action videos and podcasts with a primary focus on comedy and humour for youth. The firm distributes its content through YouTube and its mobile app. As of January 2019, the company had more than 7 million followers on Twitter.

Founders – Tanmay Bhat
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.allindiabakchod.in

Sports

Cricbuzz

Cricbuzz is an online sports content company in India that started as a cricket news website and provided ball by ball commentary for every major cricket match. The content company also publishes insights, statistics, analysis, photos and videos related to cricket and covers matches worldwide. The startup was acquired by Times Internet in November 2014 for an undisclosed amount.

Founders – Piyush Agrawal, Pravin Hegde, Pankaj Chhaparwal
Total Funding Amount – Unknown
Website –
www.cricbuzz.com

Sportskeeda

SportsKeeda is another sports content company in India that connects fans, athletes and sportsman all over the world by publishing real-time updates, features and videos. The content company provides live scores, fixtures, schedules, points table, team standings and match updates on sports like cricket, football, kabaddi, tennis, hockey and more.

Founders – Porush Jain
Total Funding Amount – ₹8.4 crores or $1.2 Mn
Websitewww.sportskeeda.com

Do you know any such content company which deserve to be included in the list? Comment below and let us know.




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Hello! I am Adid Khan, a marketer, entrepreneur, travel junkie and foodie. I love travelling, meeting new people, eating and eating. My journey started as a hacker.

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