At Startup Updates (, our mission is to accelerate India’s tech and startup economy, creating a positive impact on the world of startups and all stakeholders involved. We are dedicated to journalism that serves the public interest, fosters an ecosystem with high standards of corporate governance and ethics, and ensures effective and proper utilization of investor funds and grants, including those from the government.

Key Elements of Our Mission:

Democratising Startup Data & Tech Intelligence: We aim to provide data-driven, impactful, and unbiased news, along with incisive analysis, on the crucial developments in the Indian tech landscape. By making startup data and tech intelligence accessible, we empower our readers to make informed decisions.

Equipping Leaders in India’s Tech and Startup Economy: We strive to equip leaders in India’s tech and startup economy with unbiased news, thoughtful analysis, in-depth research, and a supportive community. Through our content and resources, we help them navigate the rapidly evolving world of tech and drive innovation and growth.

Initiatives for Ecosystem Growth and Development: We are dedicated to initiating and supporting efforts that foster the growth and development of the startup ecosystem. Our vision is to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, highlight India’s position in the world of technology, create more jobs, uplift the social status of the general public, and attract more investments into India.

Scope of These Guidelines:

Our Editorial Code of Conduct serves as a guiding framework for upholding the highest standards of journalism, ethics, and integrity. All our editorial staff, freelancers, and contributors are held accountable to the standards set in our code of conduct. We foster a newsroom environment that encourages passion, collaboration, and mutual respect.

Accuracy and Fairness:

We aim to provide accurate and reliable information, fact-checking our content before publication.

We verify the credibility and authenticity of our sources to ensure the accuracy of information presented.

We distinguish between facts and opinions, clearly labeling content that includes personal viewpoints or analysis.

We make every effort to present diverse perspectives and avoid bias or prejudice in our reporting.

Independence and Impartiality:

We maintain editorial independence and avoid conflicts of interest that may compromise our integrity or objectivity.

We disclose any potential conflicts of interest or affiliations that may impact the credibility or perceived impartiality of our content.

We do not accept payments, gifts, or favors that may influence or compromise our editorial integrity.

Transparency and Accountability:

We are transparent about our sources, methodologies, and the process behind our news gathering and reporting.

We promptly and transparently correct any errors, clearly indicating the corrections made to the original content.

We provide avenues for readers to provide feedback, report inaccuracies, or voice concerns about our content.

We respect the privacy and anonymity of our sources, taking measures to protect their identities when necessary.

Respect for Privacy and Consent:

We respect the privacy rights of individuals and seek their consent when publishing personal information or sensitive details.

We adhere to relevant data protection laws and guidelines when handling personal data obtained during our reporting.

We exercise sensitivity and empathy when dealing with sensitive subjects, considering their potential impact.

Editorial Decision-Making:

Our editorial decisions are based on journalistic principles and the public interest, without undue influence from external parties.

We prioritize news stories and topics based on their significance, relevance, and potential impact on our readers.

We distinguish between news reporting and opinion pieces, clearly labeling content that represents personal viewpoints or editorial commentary.

Guidelines Surrounding External Contributors:

Journalists must clarify if conversations with sources are on the record, anonymous, or off the record to maintain transparency and trust.

Sound judgment must be exercised in relationships with sources to ensure impartiality and professional detachment.

Acceptance of hospitality, gifts, meals, drinks, and accommodation that could compromise objectivity is highly discouraged. If a relationship becomes too personal and may introduce bias, journalists must inform the Editor-In-Chief.

Disclosures About Our Investors:

Startup Updates ( reports on all entities within the Indian startup ecosystem that meet our newsworthiness criteria. Occasionally, our coverage may include companies with investors who have also invested in Startup Updates (

All our coverage is independent and balanced; therefore, some of our reporting may be critical of our own investors.

Grievance Redressal:

If you have concerns about the quality of our content, please reach out to us via email at [email protected]. We are committed to addressing and resolving valid concerns promptly.

Grievance Officer:

Ankur S

Address: 14-1-90/23/14, Jyothi Nagar, Gayatri Nagar, NRR Puram, Borabanda, Hyderabad, Telangana 500018

Email: [email protected]

Mobile: +91-7842116080

This Ethics Policy forms the foundation of our commitment to responsible journalism and maintaining the trust of our readers. We encourage open dialogue and feedback from our readers to continuously improve our practices and uphold the highest ethical standards in our news reporting and content creation. By using Startup Updates (, you agree to this Ethics Policy, along with our Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions outlined on our website.