“Time is a luxury no one has”. And when you want to stay updated with everything going around, but don’t have the required time to put in, Inshorts come to the rescue. This one is for all the current affairs savvy people and busy readers. It provides top news of the day with 60 words news or even less. Also, it highlights only the important parts of the news which are relevant.
Who are the great minds behind it?
Founded by Deepit Purkayastha, Azhar Iqubal and Anunay Arunav, three IIT dropouts in April 1, 2013. This startup is in Noida with a team of 51-100. The team curates news manually and provides a 60 words summary of it. News are in the category of- national, business, sports, technology, etc. Its previous name was- News In Shorts.
Launching its Facebook page in 2013, it started picking up followers instantly. Soon listed itself in Nasscom’s 10,000 startups. Also, its funding comes from the Flipkart founders, Sachin Bnasal and Binny Bansal.
The app is in the Android market from 2013 and also in iOS market in 2015. By end of February 2015, it started receiving 10,000 per week. It changed its name from its founding name ‘News in shorts’ to ‘Inshorts’ in 2015 itself.
Earlier, it only focused on news in general, but with time Inshorts are starting to include videos, blogs, info-graphics along with the 60 words news. In 2015, Inshorts acquired Betaglide- a TLabs incubated business. Talking about the recent times, in April 2015, Inshorts have a download count of more than 1M and also have ranking of the top news app acquiring the highest rates of all times.
What the Co-founder has to say-
“As current affairs savvy people ourselves, we feel that the current media industry is designed to serve only those amongst us who have the time and patience to read through the news epics. If a person is interested in just the essential facts of the news, there is nothing for them. So we thought of building something that we ourselves would want to use,” the founders say.
“We just feet the problem is worth solving and we took the plunge,” says co-founder and CEO Azhar Iqubal about the decision to quit IIT.
It is a very helpful app for on-the-go readers who don’t have much time to spend reading lengthy news articles. It’s also suitable for all smartphones.
The company thrives to acquire over 100 content writes by the end of the year and be more popular, globally. It aslo expects to cross 5M downloads soon.
You can visit the site here.