Tata Group Ratan Tata Encouraging Startup Companies
Tata group Ratan Tata stated that he will support startups with passionate founders who have passion to build sustainable company rather than scaling it up just to sell it, as said he started investing and supporting Startups Companies. Ratan Tata will be an inspiring to founders to come forward and support passionate founders.
Tata has been investing in startups in India and abroad. Some of these firms include Paytm, Snapdeal, Urban Ladder, Lenskart, CarDekho, Xiaomi, Ola, Bluestone, DogSpot, CashKaro, FirstCry, HolaChef, Teabox, Zivame, UrbanClap etc.
Below Are Startups Companies Supported By Ratan Tata:
Paytm is India’s largest mobile payments and commerce platform. It started with online mobile recharge and bill payments and has an online marketplace today. In a short span of time, we have scaled to over 250 Mn registered users.
Ola, India’s most popular mobile app for transportation, integrates city transportation for customers and driver partners onto a mobile technology platform. As one of India’s fastest growing companies we ensure convenient, transparent and quick service fulfillment using technology to make transportation hassle free for everyone.
Ola’s offerings on its platform ranges from affordable AC cabs on the Ola Micro range to the superior luxury offering from Ola Lux as well as localized offerings like the ubiquitous Auto-rickshaws to Shuttle buses for daily commute. Using the Ola mobile app, users across 102 cities can conveniently book from over 450,000 vehicles available to them.
Ola Cabs empowered hundreds of thousands of driver-partners as entrepreneurs, by building an ecosystem encompassing financing institutions, car manufacturers, service providers etc. for drivers to grow professionally and personally as well as a consistent earning opportunity for them on the Ola platform.
Xiaomi was founded in 2010 by serial entrepreneur Lei Jun based on the vision “innovation for everyone”.
We believe that high-quality products built with cutting-edge technology should be made accessible to everyone.
Xiaomi create remarkable hardware, software, and Internet services for and with the help of our Mi fans. We incorporate their feedback into our product range, which currently includes Mi and Redmi smartphones, Mi TVs and set-top boxes, Mi routers, and Mi Ecosystem products including smart home products, wearable and other accessories. With presence in over 30 countries and regions, Xiaomi is expanding its footprint across the world to become a global brand.
In February 2010, Kunal Bahl along with Rohit Bansal, started Snapdeal.com – India’s largest online marketplace, with the widest assortment of 60 million plus products across 800 categories from regional, national and international brands and retailers.
With millions of users and more than 300,000 sellers, Snapdeal is the shopping destination for Internet users across the country, delivering to 6000+ cities and towns in India.
In its journey till now, Snapdeal has partnered with several global marquee investors and individuals such as SoftBank, BlackRock, Temasek, Foxconn, Alibaba, eBay Inc., Premji Invest, Intel Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, Mr. Ratan Tata, among others.
Zivame was founded in 2011 with the vision of helping women uninhibitedly shop for intimate wear. Along the way, Zivame saw the power of this idea and how it helped women break norms.
Now Zivame taking it ahead and investing in a community that’s influencing women in different ways. From Zivame online-offline stores to Zivame new category launches, all Zivame innovations are driven by ideas that weren’t thought of before.
6) Urban Ladder
In 2012, Urban Ladder started with a vision – to make a million homes beautiful. Urban Ladder is a popular furniture selling platform based in Bengaluru. It is currently present in 12 cities around India.
Founded by Swati & Rohan Bhargava in April 2013, CashKaro.com is India’s Largest Cashback & Coupons site. We are backed by Mr. Ratan Tata & one of India’s leading VC firms, Kalaari Capital. With over 2 million registered users, CashKaro is a one stop destination for savings across 1500+ ecommerce sites like Amazon.in, Flipkart, Paytm etc.
UrbanClap is recognized as the fastest-growing startup in India. UrbanClap are a mobile marketplace for local services. UrbanClap staffed with young, passionate people working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of people by catering to their service needs at their doorsteps. UrbanClap provide housekeeping services which consist of Plumbers, Electricians, Carpenters, Cleaning and Pest Control. UrbanClap also provide personal services like beauty, spa, mobile and other appliance repairs etc.
Founded in 2010, By an ex-Microsoft ‘techie’ with no money but truckloads of relentless passion to make a difference in this world, Lenskart is India’s fastest growing eyewear business today.
With a rapidly growing business reaching out to over 1,00,000 customers a month via a unique combination of a strong online business as www.lenskart.com, uniquely designed physical stores, as well as a first of its kind ‘home eye check up’ service, Lenskart is revolutionizing the eyewear industry in india.
CarDekho.com is India’s leading car search venture that helps users buy cars and bikes that are right for them. Its website and app carry rich automotive content such as expert reviews, detailed specs and prices, comparisons as well as videos and pictures of all car brands and models available in India. The company has tie-ups with many auto manufacturers, more than 4000 car dealers and numerous financial institutions to facilitate the purchase of vehicles.
Abra is a financial services and technology company that produces a consumer peer-to-peer mobile payment service of the same name. The service uses Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology to store cash deposits and facilitate cash transfers between any two smartphones. Users can withdraw and deposit cash at “Abra Tellers” which can be individuals or businesses.
Dogspot is India’s biggest online platform for Dogs, Cats, Birds, fish and some small pets. It is also the leading online store for pet supplies, food, accessories and other products.
Dogspot was founded in 2007 by Rana Atheya. It is the biggest online platform for pets in India. It sells Pedigree, Royal Canin, Eukanoba, Hill’s, Whiskas and many other brands.
In Jan 2016, Ratan Tata invested in Dosgpot. Existing investors, Ronnie Screwala also participated in the round. Dogspot had earlier, raised funding from India Quotient, K Ganesh and Ronnie Screwala in 2014
Kyazoonga is India’s first and largest online ticketing company, established in 2007 as India’s first and largest entertainment and sports ticketing company, Kyazoonga has rapidly grown to become an international ticketing company. It is headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It also has offices in New Delhi and Pune.
Asia’s Largest Online Portal for Baby and Kids Products. We have over 2 Lakh+ Baby and Kids items from 2 Thousand+ top International and Indian brands like Carter’s, Mattel, Ben10, Pigeon, Funskool, Hotwheels, Nuby, Farlin, Medela, Pampers, Disney, Barbie, Gerber, Fisher Price, Mee Mee and so on.
Established in 2011, BlueStone is India’s leading destination for high quality fine jewellery with strikingly exquisite designs. In a short span of time, BlueStone has built a large family of loyal consumers in India and abroad.
Healthcare startup Lybrate offers a mobile and PC-based platform that connects doctors and patients. Lybrate is the best way to seek medical help. To make it seamless and smooth, we beat onerous challenges every day to ensure easy access to doctors for billion people, creating an experience that is truly magical for both healthcare experts and users.
HolaChef is an online food ordering app. Started in September 2014, Holachef.com brings the world’s best cuisines from the master chefs’ kitchen right to your doorstep. HolaChef has seen tremendous growth and an increasing customer base.
Coimbatore-based electric vehicle start-up Ampere in July 2015. Ampere was founded in 2008 by woman entrepreneur Hemalatha Annamalai.
The company’s products range includes e-cycles, e-scooters, e-trolleys (for carrying load) and special-purpose vehicles for waste management and to cater to differently abled persons.
GOQii is a California-based fitness technology venture in Menlo Park that offers a wearable fitness band paired with remote personalized coaching. The company was founded by Vishal Gondal, the former CEO & Founder of Indiagames. GOQii became commercially available in India in August 2014.
The company also has offices in Mumbai, India and Shenzhen, China.
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