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Mogul NewsBy Mogul News
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Mogul NewsBy Mogul News
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£9,386
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About

Mogul News: The world’s best journalism, in one place

Get the must-read stories from the world’s leading newspapers, including The Economist, the Financial Times and Bloomberg, all in one subscription.  

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The news we read shapes the way we see the world. To get the full picture, we need quality journalism from a range of sources. But with more papers going behind a paywall and more clickbait served to us by social media algorithms, it’s becoming more expensive and more challenging for people to stay informed.

At Mogul News we want to offer a new way.

We want to make it easy for everyone to access the best journalism of the day, from a broad spectrum of respected newspapers and magazines - without additional paywalls. We want to help everyone see a fuller picture, leading to a smarter, more informed, less divided world.

We’d love for you to join us 

See the world from every angle with multiple viewpoints, from a range of publishers, on the stories that matter most

Get up to speed in minutes with your daily breakfast briefing

Go behind the headlines with a deep dive on the key topics of the day

Stay informed on the subjects that are most relevant to you 

Quality journalism over quantity  

Launching in May, Mogul News aims to bring you the best journalism, not the most. That means all the most important global stories from the most respected publishers, all in one easy-to-access place. Back us today and you will be the first to enjoy:  

  • Quality journalism from trusted sources 
  • 5-10 new paywalled articles a day
  • Long form analysis, expert commentary and opinion
  • Save articles, build reading lists and read offline 
  • No ads
  • No additional paywalls 
  • No click throughs 
  • No overwhelm 
  • No fake news, no click bait, no echo chambers 
  • No selling of your data 

Available on iOS and Android, desktop and iPad. 

Must-read articles from the world's leading newspapers every day

We will bring together more than ten of the world's best paywalled newspapers, with stories from The Economist, the Financial Times, and Bloomberg, on our platform, as well as selected non-paywalled publishers. We already have agreements for four of the world's most respected and award-winning papers. Your pledge will enable us to reach more.  

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Do you know someone who likes to stay informed? Share this project so they can be a Founding Member of Mogul News too. 

Meet the creators 

We are Rav Singh Sandhu, Mike Davies, Lina Balteanu and Professor Charlie Beckett. Just like you, we are avid news readers. We are also tech, media and finance obsessives and are dedicated to using our skills and networks to make it easy and affordable for everyone to find, enjoy and support quality journalism. 

We believe the news we read shapes the way we see the world. We created Mogul News to make it easy for you to access a variety of quality viewpoints, on the stories that matter. 

Mogul News is a product of our years of experience working at places like Amazon, Yahoo!, Bain & Co, Credit Suisse, Springer, LSE, BBC, and Channel 4.  

More about our team - Trusted experts in news and tech 

Rav founded The Market Mogul in 2014 after a successful career at Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Bain & Co. The Market Mogul allowed thought leaders to share insights in finance, politics and current affairs. In 2017 he raised one of the most successful Crowdcube campaigns for a media company, before transforming The Market Mogul into Mogul News in order to bring quality journalism to even more people. Rav featured on the list of Top 100 Asians in Tech in 2018 and is a passionate cyclist.

Mike has spent the last 20 years at Yahoo!, Amazon and LoveFilm leading teams and developing architecture. He’s been obsessed with improving the way we consume news ever since winning the Yahoo! news hack day. He leads the development team at Mogul News and in his spare time is learning to play Chinese Chess.

Lina has spent the last decade structuring highly technical investment banking deals at Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse. She has also been immersed in the startup world as a mentor at Techstars and consultant at Yoyo Wallet. She brings her financial and operational expertise to Mogul News. Lina is also a professional ballroom dancer.

Professor Charlie Beckett is the founding director of the LSE’s international journalism think-tank, Polis. He leads the LSE's Truth, Trust and Technology Commission into tackling the information crisis, and the Google News Initiative research project on Artificial Intelligence and Newsrooms around the world. Charlie was a senior editor and film-maker at the BBC and ITN's Channel 4 News and is the author of two books on the future of news: "SuperMedia" and "Wikileaks: News In The Networked Era".

Why back Mogul News? 

As a Kickstarter backer, you’ll become a Founding Member who helps shape Mogul News. You’ll have the chance to tell us the sort of stories, journalists and newspapers you want in the app, as well as the features you want to see. 

You’ll benefit from discounted membership of 10%, 20%, 30% or more. And you can also buy exclusive discounted group memberships, enabling your friends, family or entire organisation to access the very best news stories of the day.   

Your pledge will help us sign more agreements with globally renowned publishers, invest in original content by respected journalists and industry experts, and optimise the in-app experience. 

 How we get there 

  • Kickstarter campaign launched - 7th March 2019
  • Kickstarter campaign closes - 6th April 2019
  • Mogul News launches to Founding Members - May 2019 
  • Mogul News launch to market for £9.99 a month - June 2019 

Risks and challenges

We're working hard to close as many agreements with the leading publishers, and as with any contractual agreement, there can be delays in launching additional publishers. We will aim to mitigate this by finalising agreements as early as possible.

Whilst we have a great team of developers and have been developing our app for months, there can always be bugs in our code, and whilst these may slip through in updates, we will try our best to fix them immediately.

We are a startup, and whilst we have decades of combined experience and have previously built successful products, the same challenges that impact all startups exist, ranging from cash flow/investment to hiring the very best talent.

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