Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, has invested in the San Francisco-based medical emergency response startup app company, MUrgency, which is developing ‘One Global Emergency Response Network’. The international award winning mobile app makes emergency response available with one tap on a mobile phone in under nine minutes in urban areas.
MUrgency will use the funds to augment technology and scale up operations besides leveraging Tata’s experience and network as a global business leader to develop the emergency response network globally through appropriate partnerships.
Ratan Tata has made more than 25 investments in start-ups in the last two years. Healthcare startups that have benefitted from his investment include Lybrate, an online doctor consulting start-up. Founded in 2014 by Indian social entrepreneur Shaffi Mather in Silicon Valley and incubated out of Stanford ChangeLabs, MUrgency had got investment from Axilor Ventures .