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Ratan Tata now invests in UrbanLadder.com, third such after Snapdeal, Bluestone

Urban Ladder is Tata's third investment in online retail after Snapdeal and Bluestone

It was just 40 days ago that Ashish Goel, Chief executive officer and co-founder of online furniture curator Urban Ladder, met Ratan Tata for the first time. The meeting, which took place in Tata’s office in Mumbai, was not meant to be an investment pitch. However, as the tete-a-tete proceeded, Tata passionately discussed design and quality, and the need to offer the two to Indian consumers. He browsed through Urban Ladder’s website and right away expressed interest to make a personal investment into the Bengaluru-based company, according to sources aware of the details of ...