The home d??cor and furniture space in not new to Ratan Tata. He is a design enthusiast and holds a degree in Architecture from Cornell University. Ashish Goel, CEO & Co-founder, Urban Ladder said,
Mr. Tata understands the furniture space very well, specially our focus on product design since he has a lot of knowledge of the subject. His inputs and guidance will be very valuable for us. We are extremely proud that Urban Ladder caught Mr. Tata s attention. His investment in the company reassures us of the path we have taken towards creating value for customers with great products and exceptional service.
Mr. Tata s decision to invest in Urban Ladder marks a milestone in the company s two and a half year old journey. Urban Ladder was launched in July 2012 by co-founders Ashish Goel and Rajiv Srivatsa with the aim of making a million beautiful Indian homes. It offers over 1000 products across 25 categories in furniture such as wardrobes, beds, sofas, dining tables and coffee tables.
The company aims to be the biggest furniture seller in India in the next 18 months. It also claims that world-class product design and exceptional customer experience have been its key differentiators. The company is also focusing on using innovative technology to further elevate customer experience to bridge the gap between online and offline shopping.
Focusing on mobile, Urban Ladder has launched two apps in last three months of which the first one was a modular wardrobe configurator and the other for furniture shopping.
Maharashtra govt to launch motorbike ambulances soon Press Trust of India | September 11, 2015 at 4:47 pm 8 1 7 0 0 Amid rising traffic in Mumbai, the Maharashtra government said it will launch a pilot project of motorbike ambulances in Mumbai from next year with a view to ensure expeditious medical treatment during an accident or any emergency. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to this effect was signed by state health minister Deepak Sawant and British trade and investment minister Lord Francis Maude. Sawant said the effort is to allow the victims of accident or any emergency access to medical care in the platinum ten minutes rather than the golden hour . The four-wheel ambulances find it difficult to negotiate through the city s congested roads. Doctors or paramedics riding bikes can cut through heavy traffic because of their manoeuvrability he added. The minister said the MoU will also help strengthen and expand health care in rural areas. The bike ambulances would start in the mega-polis at ten places. The two-wheeler will take accident or emergency victims at the nearest hospital in the shortest possible time. Maude said the MoU will help strengthen relations between England and Maharashtra in the healthcare sector. The state will benefit from the advanced technology from Britain who will guide the state administration to keep digital records of patients. Doctors and nurses will be trained and health care centres in rural areas will be strengthened , he added.