Inspiring Story of Inshorts Founder

Azhar Iqubal

Now a judge in Shark Tank India Season 3, Azhar started Inshorts as a Facebook page named 'News in Shorts' in 2013.

Along with his IIT friends Anunay Arunav and Deepit Purkayastha, Azhar Iqubal co-founded Inshorts.

The idea of Inshorts was simple, to provide news summaries in 60 words or less in an easy language with links to original sources.

In 2015, Inshorts raised a total of $24 million in two funding rounds, both led by  Tiger Global.

Co-founders of Inshorts were admitted to the Times Internet-backed TLabs startup accelerator.

After the success of Inshorts, Azhar Iqubal again started a company named Public in 2019 which is a location-based social network.

As per an estimate, Inshorts is today valued at more than 3700 crore rupees after a decade of building.

"Ten years ago,  I was stepping into my 20s, I took a leap of faith and dropped out of IIT Delhi to start Inshorts."

- Azhar Iqubal, Inshorts Founder

"A decade later, as I step into my 30s, we are today one of the largest players in our space with 1.2 crore users using our apps every day."

- Azhar Iqubal, Inshorts Founder

"Where you come from and whether you have a degree or not does not matter; what matters is whether you have hunger, discipline and focus."

- Azhar Iqubal, Inshorts Founder

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