Ratan Tata is known for his business acumen and is highly regarded as one of the greatest business leaders of all times. He is also known for his fine business and investment policies. Meanwhile, he has done many investments as he knows the importance of small medium industries in India and promotion of startups. He made these investments in 9 different companies after retiring from Tata Group`s Chairman position.
Most of these investments have been made in startups and products which have started gaining popularity in recent times. We will talk about these investments here:
1st Investment by Ratan Tata: Altaeros Energies
Altaeros Energies was founded in 2010 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. It works on providing low cost power solutions at remote locations that often rely on expensive fossil fuels. Ratan Tata invested in Altaeros Energies first.
2nd Investment by Ratan Tata: Snapdeal
Snapdeal is a e-commerce company. The company was started by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal in February 2010. It has gained immense popularity over this short span garnerning many investments.
3rd Investment by Ratan Tata: Bluestone
BlueStone is an online jewellery store. The interesting thing to be noted was that Tanishq is a very famous jwellery brand owned by TATA Group.
4th Investment by Ratan Tata: Urban Ladder
Ratan Tata made an investment in Urban Ladder in November 2014. Urban Ladder is an online furniture seller in Bangalore, India founded in 2012. The company offers a range of products such as beds, sofas, wardrobes, and dining among other furniture categories. Urban Ladder is present in 12 cities across India.
5th Investment by Ratan Tata: Swasth India
Swasth India is a Mumbai-based healthcare service provider. They have created a health system providing one-stop access to high-quality healthcare services at half the market rates, making healthcare more affordable and hence more accessible to the common man.
6th Investment by Ratan Tata: PayTm
Ratan Tata acquired a stake in PayTm by investing an undisclosed amount in this mobile commerce startup, where Alibaba had recently invested close to $500 billion. Paytm started by offering mobile recharge and utility bill payments.
7th Investment by Ratan Tata: Grameen Capital
Grameen Capital is a social impact startup helping small microfinance institutions in India. Grameen Capital is a financial advisory firm with a mandate to catalyze inclusive growth and facilitate capital market access for impact-focused enterprises across sectors.
8th Investment by Ratan Tata: CarDekho
CarDekho is an automotive website, which was launched in 2008. It is owned by Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, which has its headquarters in Jaipur, India.
9th Investment by Ratan Tata: Xiaomi
The latest investment was made in Xiaomi. Xiaomi Inc. is a privately owned Chinese electronics company headquartered in Beijing, China.
With the series of investments done by Ratan Tata he can very well be named as the Venture Capitalist of the year. He has very judiciously invested in nearly all the areas and has thus kept a diverse portfolio.