Celebrating 10 Years Of Inc42 Media

The first time Utkarsh, Pooja, and Vaibhav (Cofounders) met each other was at The Indian Coffee House in CP, New Delhi. Following which, they decided to “Wing It” in the media domain, anticipating a growth of the Startup sector of India!

It All Started Over A Coffee

Hence, Inc42 Media was born. The early operations were conducted on FB messenger, SMS, and at Anti-Social, Hauz Khaz (A co working space in Social Hauz Khaz). 

Humble Beginnings

Inc42 then partnered with TLabs, Times Internet’s startup accelerator, launching first-ever event series - StartupDash, held in Bengaluru. Soon the stories started gaining 100 and even 1000 pageviews!

First Partnership & Event

Dr Ritesh Malik, Founder of Innov8 (acq by OYO), became the first Angel Investor in Inc42 in 2014. Ritesh’s entry also facilitated in all three cofounders moving in together in their office-cum-home.

First Angel Investment

Unicorn India Ventures became the first VCs to invest in Inc42. Now, Inc42 boasts over 120 investors.  

First VC Check

The turning point in journey came out to be two groundbreaking stories about Rahul Yadav and Mukund Mohan pulling Inc42 into limelight! 


Startup India Action Plan came in after just 2 years of inception of Inc42, changing the tides of startup ecosystem in India forever.

Startup India Action Plan

The Junction was Inc42’s single biggest event to date – a transformative three-day residential conference held at the majestic Fairmont Jaipur. 

The Junction - 2016

The rest that followed was a path to profitability, introduction of new segments, growing team, new office and whatnot! Swipe up to read  The Story Of Inc42”.