Shrija Agrawal, the unsung editor of VCCircle, has quit early this month almost 10 years after an unexpected career that took the company from a mere blog to the top-most newsportal that was finally bought over by owners of the Wall Street Journal.
Shrija joined VCCircle as its first employee in 2007 when its publisher Sahad P.V. was contemplating India’s first online financial news portal. Soon, the money-making mechanism worked out well with the VCCircle Events – one of the key revenue streams for the network taking off.
Now that the portal has been taken over by Murdoch company, the revamping of the editorial stream has been complete with the exit of Shrija, it was learnt.
Last year’s acquisition of VCCircle by Newscorp included VCCircle.com, Techcircle.in, VCCedge, VCCircle Training, in addition to a premium-content driven conference business.
In a deal signed last March for reportedly more than Rs.120-crore, VCCircle Network owned by Mosaic Media Ventures with 100 employees across India, with its headquarters in Noida was acquired by the Newscorp. VCCircle’s publisher Sahad is currently reporting to Raju Narisetti, News Corp’s senior vice-president, strategy.