Azhar Iqubal, Co-founder and CEO of News in Shorts (NIS), started the venture along with his friends Anunay and Deepit in 2013, while still in college. The initial response was very good which made them left their studies to devote full time to the venture. He was studying Mathematics and Computing at IIT Delhi, when the idea of News in 60 words came into his mind. He do not used to read news at all before starting the venture. The overwhelming and complex nature of the existing media was the reason behind the same. This was the reason behind starting NIS, a extremely simple easy to use app with only the crux of the happenings.