List of Tech Startups Acquired by Tata

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
Apr 2, 2022 4 min read
List of Tech Startups Acquired by Tata

Every entrepreneur dreams of making their business a success, showcasing their innovation to the entire world and turning their passion into their profession. Once you get the taste of success, you want more of it, so it is very natural for companies to acquire other companies. The reason for acquiring other companies can be numerous. It can be because they want to explore different markets, try to make a different company their own because they find it promising, to increase their market share or something else. So, it is quite normal to see some pretty big companies acquiring startups.

Tata is one of the most popular Indian multinational companies, there is hardly anyone who lives in India and doesn’t know about the company. People in India are literally surrounded by the products of Tata, so it’s kind of impossible to not know about the existence of the company. It is serving the people for over 150 years. Tata was founded in the year 1868 by Jamsetji Tata, and it is the oldest and largest industrial group in India. Being one of the largest industries, it is not something unnatural to acquire different companies, so it keeps on doing that.

In this article, we will talk about some new tech companies that are acquired by Tata, so without any further ado, let’s get started.

The key to making acquisitions is being ready because you really never know when the right big one is going to come along. -James McNerney

Tejas Network
Saankhya Labs
Cambric Corporation
URJA
AccessBell

Tejas Network

Tejas Networks Logo
Tejas Networks Logo

Tejas Networks is an optical broadband company that also provides data networking products and solutions to telecom networks and internet service providers in India and in 75 other countries. The company was founded in the year 2000 by Arnob Roy, Kumar N. Sivarajan and Sanjay Nayak. It is one of the most popular exporters of IPs in developing countries like Africa and in South East Asia. The headquarters of Tejas Networks is situated in Bangalore, India. In 2021, Tata Sons acquired majority stakes of Tejas Network which is 26% for INR 1038 Crores.

Saankhya Labs

Saankhya Labs
Saankhya Labs

Saankhya Labs is a wireless communication solutions company, it is a semiconductor firm founded in the year 2007 by Parag Naik and Vishwakumara Kayargadde. The company focuses on providing semiconductor products for radios, satellite communication and other wireless tech, not only in India but in the International market as well.

As per reports, one of Tata Group’s subsidiaries Tejas Network has acquired the majority stake of Saankhya Lab, almost 64.40% for INR 286.94 Crores and made the company one of their own. This acquisition is mainly done to expand the market of wireless products, and customers will get the advantage of a larger product portfolio to choose from.

Cambric Corporation

Cambric Logo
Cambric Logo

Cambric Corporation is a company that provides engineering services, at the end of 2012 the company had revenue of $25 million. The company was founded in the year 1998 and the headquarters of the company is situated in The United States of America with that it also has a strong presence in Eastern Europe.

Tata technologies acquired Cambric Corporation; the US-based company for $32.5 million in 2013 and since then it has focused on the company and has helped in making Tata Technologies' presence in the global frontier.

URJA

Urja Logo
Urja Logo

Urja was founded in the year 2017 by Anant Jhawar and Saurabh Jhamb. It is an Industrial IoT startup that provides smart energy with the help of smart sensors and analytics platforms. In 2021 Tata Power invested in Urja, the main motive of this is to establish Tata motors as the main energy-as-a-service (EaaS) service provider and to offer smart energy to its customers. Urja mainly works on developing IoT devices for industrial manufacturing applications, air conditioning systems, hydropower plants and thermal plants.

AccessBell

AccessBell is a video conferencing platform that is mainly provided to enterprises for proper workflow in the company. The company was founded by Josh Payne, Kamil Ali and Martin Aguinis in the year 2020. The headquarters of the company is situated in Sans Francisco, The United States of America.

The video conferencing platform provides features like taking personal and collaborative notes; scheduling meetings on the platform and video recording the whole meeting. Even in low connection, one can connect with clients easily, through it and the call drop doesn’t happen that much. Tata Group has acquired AccessBall in 2021. This acquisition will focus on virtual care provided to its people.

Conclusion

Tata being one of the biggest industrial groups in India has been a regular part of our lives, we are surrounded by its products. With an intention of expanding its name in different markets, Tata is acquiring a number of companies every year. Nowadays Tata is especially eyeing different and promising tech startups, to make them its own. It has already acquired a number of tech startups from across the globe to make its presence strong.

FAQs

Who was the founder of Tata?

Jamsetji Tata founded the Tata group in the year 1868.

Who is the CEO of Tata Group?

Natarajan Chandrasekaran is the current CEO of Tata Group.

How many companies are there in the Tata group?

As of there are around 30 companies in the Tata group.

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