27 Best Nurturing Startups Ratan TATA Has Invested In 2016: 27 Top New Age Companies 2016
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Tata Group chairman emeritus, Ratan Tata, has been on a roll with investments in more than 25 startups in the past two years.
“Startups are an embodiment of creativity and innovation of young India,” Tata told ToI in an interview. He also mentioned that he only invests in companies and ideas that excite him. Now, let’s take a quick look at the investments he has made so far.
1) Invictus Oncology (February 2016):
With over one million cases of cancer diagnosed every year,
this bio-pharma startup based in Delhi aims to improve the
life of cancer patients.
2) Moglix (February 2016)
Founded by ex-Google employee Rahul Garg in August 2015,
Moglix is an e-commerce company that specializes in B2B
procurement of industrial products, maintenance and repairs.
3) Teabox (January 2016)
Founded in 2012 by Kaushal Dugar, Teabox is Bangalore-based
company that lets you order your favorite loose tea from
Nilgiris, Nepal, Assam and Darjeeling, right from the comforts
of your home.
4) CashKaro (January 2016)
Founded in mid-2013 by Rohan and Swati Bhargava, CashKaro is
a Gurgaon-based coupons and cashback startup. With over one
million registered users, the site works with more than 1,000
5) Dogspot (January 2016)
This Gurgaon-based startup was founded by husband-wife duo
Vizal and Rana Atheya in 2011. DogSpot deals in pet products
for birds, cats and dogs.
6) Tracxn (January 2016)
Founded by Neha Singh and Abhishek Goyal in 2013,
this Bangalore-based startup focuses investors looking
to invest in startups.
7) Grameen Capital (March 2015)
Founded in 2007 as a joint venture between IFMR Trust,
Citicorp Finance and Grameen Foundation, Arihant and
Amit Patni acquired IFMR Trust’s stake in Grameen Capital
in November 2012.
8) Altaeros Energies (March 2014)
Founded in 2010 and based in the US,
Altaeros Energies is into renewable
energy space, with specialization in
9) Snapdeal (August 2014)
Founded by Kunal Bahl in February 2010,
Snapdeal is Delhi based Indian e-commerce website that deals in smartphones, tablets, computers, home appliances, footwear, clothing, home furnishing, beauty had healthcare products and more.
10) Urban Ladder (November 2014)
This Bangalore-based e-commerce site deals in furniture
aimed at young and style conscious home owners. Since its inception in 2012, Urban Ladder has shipped more than 5,00,000 pieces of furniture.
11) CarDekho (February 2015)
It is an online auto-classifieds portal that partners with
dealers for new cars and also sells used cars. Users can visit the portal to look for cars from different manufacturers, compare features, check on-road quotes and also get the approximate EMI calculations.
12) Paytm (March 2015)
One of India’s fastest growing e-commerce companies, it offers
a wide range of services from mobile wallet to payments of utility bills. The site also sells smartphones, gaming consoles, appliances and men and women clothing.
13) Kaaryah (June 2015)
It is a women’s only fashion portal that sells western non-casual wear in 18 different sizes compared to other players that offer only six sizes.
14) Blue Stone (July 2015)
Based in Bangalore and founded by Gaurav Singh Kushwaha,
Blue Stone is an online jewelry retailer. The company also sells precious jewelry on marketplaces such as Amazon and Flipkart.
15) Firstcry (January 2016)
Founded in 2010, Firstcry is considered as one of the largest
online seller of kids and baby products in Asia. The list of products includes toys, diapers, strollers, car seats, baby care products and more.
16) Zivame (September 2015)
Based in Bangalore and founded in August 2011,
Zivame is an online store for buying lingerie.
17) Abra (October 2015)
Based in the US, virtual currency startup was founded by
serial entrepreneur Bill Barhydt. Abra claims to be one of
the world’s first digital cash, peer-to-peer money transfer network.
18) Ola (July 2015)
Founded in December 2010, Ola is India’s answer to Uber.
This Bangalore-based cab aggregator service, which is also
one of the nine unicorn startups valued at $5 billion.
19) Holachef (September 2015)
20) Lybrate (July 2015)
21) Swasth India (December 2014)
22) Infinite Analytics (August 2015)
23) Crayon Data (November 2015)
24) Xiaomi (April 2015)
25) YourStory (August 2015)
26) Ampere (July 2015)
27) Sabsebolo (November 2015)