India: Dailyhunt’s journey from classified ads to news aggregation

Dailyhunt CEO Virendra Gupta (right) with his team at the Bengaluru office. Photo: Hemant Mishra/Mint

After spending close to 13 years in corporate jobs, mostly with companies in the telecom sector, Virendra Gupta saw a potential business opportunity in the Indian language mass media. In 2007, Gupta founded the mobile value-added services (VAS) company Verse Innovation and tied up with top telcos to send job classified alerts via text messages.

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