Times Internet Ltd (TIL), the digital media arm of the country’s biggest media house Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd, has been strengthening its businesses in various forms. Satyan Gajwani, who was earlier the director, New Media, at The Times of India Group, was appointed the CEO of TIL when Rishi Khiani put in his papers to start his own venture. Gajwani has gone ahead and made some key moves – right from buying internet property to tweaking the business model of the deals business, pulling the plug on Indiatimes email and more.
Speaking at Techcircle Startup 2012 about how he plans to scale up the business, Gajwani shared some key aspects of TIL’s functioning, investment strategy going forward and how TIL is gearing up to inculcate a startup culture to take on digital media competitors, rather than being saddled with the legacy issues of the big media. Here are some highlights from Gajwani speak.