The Ken raises funding from Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma

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The Ken is an interesting and new subscription-based publication, which operates on the same model as The Information in the US. The Information, however, is self-funded which really plays into its position as a different kind of fresh air for the tech industry. Sharma has made a number of media investments and, while starting a media company from scratch is no doubt massively challenging, it is a surprise to see The Ken take his money so early. His contribution is apparently part of a larger round -- will be interesting to see if others from the industry are involved and how The Ken manages the conflicts.

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