How startups are getting funds from Ratan Tata with just a mail

Agarwal is among the ten entrepreneurs in India’s fast growing startup ecosystem who have received backing from Tata. Since his first investment in March 2014 in Altaeros Energies, a wind energy startup founded by graduates of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Tata is fast becoming a force multiplier for startups.

While instant fame is one of the advantages of having the 77-year-old former chairman as an investor, the aura of the Tata name can rub off on startups that need to stand out from the crowd, said Rajiv Srivatsa, cofounder of online furniture retailer Urban Ladder.

“His involvement establishes trust the same way the Tata brand does,” said Srivatsa, whose company received an investment last November after using to get their proposal sent all the way from Germany. Since then, Tata has discussed everything from furniture design to supply chains and customer experience in three half-day sessions. “Strategic insights are really helpful,” he said.


  • Good article. We are Advocates & Solictors operating from Mumbai & Gujarat. We are looking for start up funds for one of our young 25 year old Be- CS graduate. He has developed the concept of ” Made in Bharat” e-commerce platform for small & individual entrpreneurs. ” Made in Bharat” has alrady ben registered as Trade MArk with Ministry of Commerce. We are looking for start up funds for him upto Rs. 1 crore. can you share ratan Tata email id ?

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