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Inshorts Co-Founder & CEO Azhar Iqubal to Transition to Chairman Role; Co-Founder Deepit Purkayastha Named as New CEO

Inshorts today announced a transition in its executive leadership. Azhar Iqubal, who co-founded the company and has served as CEO since its inception, will be transitioning to the role of Chairman. Concurrently, Co-founder, Deepit Purkayastha, will assume the position of the CEO of the company.


In light of the transition, Azhar Iqubal, Co-founder & Chairman, Inshorts, stated, “After leading the company for 11 years as CEO, I have decided to step into the role of Chairman of the company. My Co-founder, Deepit, who has been an instrumental part of our journey from the beginning, will take charge as the CEO of the company and I am excited to see him lead our company to even greater heights. I remain committed to our vision and mission of building a large and profitable internet company in India.”


Deepit Purkayastha, Co-founder & CEO, Inshorts, shared, “Azhar has led from the front through ups and downs. I thank Azhar on behalf of the company and I feel honored to take on the role of CEO to lead the company through the next phase of growth.”


About Inshorts
Inshorts app is India’s highest-rated and #1 short news app, serving more than 12 million active users. It has garnered trust from over 1500 brands, leveraging its platform for award-winning marketing campaigns and content partnerships. Additionally, Inshorts expanded its offerings with the launch of Public app, now India’s largest platform for hyperlocal content with 70 million active users. The company has received venture capital from notable investors including Vy Capital, A91 Partners, SIG, Addition, Tiger Global, and Tanglin Venture Partners.