Upen Rai

  • Upen Rai

    Co-Founder & MD, Fork Media

    Upen has over 25 years of extensive experience in General Management, Sales & Marketing in the Broadcast Media , Digital , Mobile, commerce & information technology industry.

     

    As Head of Revenue at Times Internet had successfully monetized new verticals, ~ mobile, Music ( Gaana) and sports - IPL. Upen was instrumental in Launching Zoom TV ~ Lifestyle channel for Bennett Coleman.

     

    Has had vast experience in international media firms like ~ Walt Disney, ESPN, Newsweek, Pan McMillan to Zee Network & The Times of India group. Upen was key member of the Zee TV take over team of TV Asia in UK and part of due diligence team at Walt Disney for establishing India's first subscription channel ESPN. He represented MaCmillan UK to the UGC (University Grants Commission) to establish Mac College series as selected text books at under grad levels across the country.

     

    Established Times Venture Partners as a start up fund for Times Internet to invest in early stage start ups and series A' funding. Upen has held various positions in these companies the last being Director & Business Head Sales at Times Internet ltd.