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Ratan Tata Investments in Technologies

Updated: Feb 10

Here are some notable technology-related investments and initiatives associated with Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata Investments in Technologies


  • Tata Group Ventures: Tata Group, under Ratan Tata's leadership, has made strategic investments in various technology-related ventures. The group has diversified interests, including information technology, telecommunications, and emerging technologies.

  • Startups and E-commerce : Ratan Tata has shown interest in supporting startups and emerging technology companies. He has invested in several startups across different sectors, including e-commerce, health tech, and financial technology.

  • Snapdeal: Ratan Tata's first e-commerce investment was in Snapdeal. As per previous reports, he is thought to have contributed less than Rs 5 crore in August 2014, thereby acquiring a 0.17 per cent interest in Snapdeal.

  • Ola : Ratan Tata has also invested in Ola, a ride-hailing and transportation company based in India. His involvement reflects support for innovative solutions in the transportation and mobility sector.

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS): TCS is a major IT services and consulting company within the Tata Group. While Ratan Tata was at the helm, TCS continued to expand its global presence and establish itself as one of the largest IT services companies in the world.

  • Paytm: In March 2015, Ratan Tata contributed to One97 Communications, the parent firm of the digital payments platform, by raising money for the company. He was able to join One97 Communications' board as a business advisor because to this money. The parent company of Paytm made its debut on Indian stock exchanges on November 8 of this year with an IPO that raised Rs 18,300 crore.


  • Investments through RNT Associates: Ratan Tata has a venture capital firm called RNT Associates, through which he makes personal investments in various companies. This firm has been involved in supporting startups and technology-driven ventures.


  • Urban Company : The market for services In December 2015, Ratan Tata contributed an undisclosed sum of money to Urban Company, formerly known as UrbanClap. Urban Company is a services marketplace situated in Gurgaon.

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