Raghav Bahl’s new venture The Quint makes its debut


MUMBAI: Months ago he introduced his digital baby The Quint on Facebook. Since January after publishing stories on the social media platform, Indian media mogul turned entrepreneur Raghav Bahl’s latest venture The Quint has finally made its online debut.

After their stint with television, Bahl along with his wife Ritu Kapur, co-founded a digital company called Quintillion Media. The mobile focussed digital platform covers a wide array of news sections. These include politics, opinion, technology, world, entertainment, life, India, business and sports. A photo section dedicated to mostly Hollywood and Bollywood content, besides a video and podcast section is also a part of the new-born website. To lend a lighter tone to the content, a WaterQooler section features humourous and interesting anecdotes that are popular from around the world. The website is currently running in its BETA version.

The content for the website is being created by the in-house content team of editorial writers as well as wire stories. A separate section on the website called “QuintEssential” has stories that are exclusive and personal posts that have been written by the founder duo, including the making of The Quint. Another section featuring on the home page, “Trending” includes stories and videos that are have been going viral in the cyber domain.

The website is seeing a growing traction on its social media platforms. For example, its Twitter handle currently has more than 3,000 followers and more than 7,000 Facebook likes. Access to these two media is available above on the top right hand corner of the webpage.

As reported earlier by Indiantelevision.com, the company was registered on 23 August, 2014 with an authorised capital of Rs 130 crore. It invested in a start up venture known as Quintype, based in the San Francisco Bay Area with entrepreneur Amit Rathore as CEO and chief product officer. The website has been powered by Quintype offers cloud based solutions for editorial assignments as well publishing formats for mobile phones, tablets, desktop etc.

Most of those in the news team include former staffers of Network 18, Bahl’s former company that was sold to Reliance Industries for Rs 700 crores. Former Web18 VP Roshan Tamang is the digital media consultant for the venture.

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