Little-Known Startups-Backed By Ratan Tata


It has been quite a while that Ratan Tata has been an active investor in startups. There are some big names such as Paytm, Cardekho, Zivame, Ola and more that are backed by him. At the same, he’s the first Indian to invest in Chinese technology company Xiaomi.

Here is a list of other startups which are little-known and backed by Ratan Tata.


Similar to Paytm, Abra is another mobile wallet for all. One can fund the Abra account with their bank account as well as Bitcoin or cash by visiting an Abra center in your locality. Later you can use the app to send and receive money worldwide with no additional sending fees. It also allows you to make purchases online wherever Abra or Bitcoin is accepted. Unlike Paytm, Abra lets you withdraw money too.


Dogspot is an online pet care company based in Gurgaon. According to the reports recorded in 2016, they handle around 60,000 orders on a monthly basis and the average basket size is of Rs 1,700. They are also known to promote pet related content and events.


Kyazoonga is an online platform for booking tickets and allows users to search for events and book tickets for themselves effortlessly. Perhaps you wish to attend a concert, or a sports event, amusement park or a restaurant, visit Kyazoonga for help.


Kaaryah is an online women’s fashion portal which essentially sells professional clothing. One can find daily office wears and dresses for formal parties and corporate events etc.


FirstCry is an e-commerce website for infant and kids products. They sell from baby care products to clothes, toys, books, strollers, car seat and more. Mothers can purchase maternity stuff from the website as well.


Bluestone is an e-commerce website that has an extensive range of jewelry on offers. Everything from earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings, bangles and nose pins are available. Besides the gold and diamond jewelry, they also sell gold coins to gift on a special occasion.


If you know HealthTap, Lybrate has a similar concept. It allows you to discover doctors online and also consult with them via video chat. You can book lab tests with the help of this platform at the same time ask your concerns.


IdeaChakki is a startup related to food tech based in New Delhi and was found in 2013. The company creates digital video menus for restaurants. It also allows customers to gift food and beverages across the globe.


HolaChef is a food ordering and delivery service providers. However, they don’t deliver food from a restaurant but delivers the signature dishes from the chefs themselves. Currently, HolaChef is only available in Mumbai.


Ampere is a Coimbatore based manufacturing startup and markets electric vehicles such as battery-operated electric cycles, two or three wheelers etc.


GOQii is a US based startup that makes a fitness tracker for its users for personalized health and fitness solutions.

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