Network18 appoints Pankaj Mishra as the group editor for coverage of the new economy, technology and startups. Pankaj joins us from FactorDaily, a new-age media startup he founded over three years ago.
At FactorDaily, Pankaj and his team became known for agenda-setting and deep technology and startup stories. Pankaj brings all his entrepreneurial learning and inputs from inside India’s startup ecosystem to help create impact for Network18.
He will work across platforms, breaking big exclusives with his team on television and Moneycontrol. Pankaj will bring a startup investing dimension to Moneycontrol Pro and create world-class editorial events which will be hosted across platforms. Pankaj is being joined in this new mission by Sunny Sen, a prolific writer of agenda-setting stories, and Anand Murali, whose understanding of startups is second to none. Sunny and Anand were fellow adventurers with Pankaj at FactorDaily.
Earlier, in his assignments at The Economic Times and Mint, Pankaj built and led technology and startup teams. He was also the India editor for TechCrunch. Pankaj believes in combining unique stories and content with design, technology, community engagement and distribution for building valuable media products. He loves traveling, mostly by train, and meeting people. Over past two years, Pankaj has also been producing a weekly podcast called Outliers. He recorded the 100th episode last month with AR Rahman. ―Adgully