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Ratan Tata invests in Emergency Response App – MUrgency

Ratan Tata has invested in San Francisco-based medical emergency response startup MUrgency Inc adding to the list of internet-based start-ups that he has backed through funding, reports Inc42. The money raised will be used to augment technology and scale operations. The amount of money invested was not disclosed.

Ratan Tata has invested in San Francisco-based medical emergency response startup MUrgency Inc adding to the list of internet-based start-ups that he has backed through funding, reports Inc42. The money raised will be used to augment technology and scale operations. The amount of money invested was not disclosed.

MUrgency was founded in 2014 by Shaffi Mather in Silicon Valley and incubated out of Stanford ChangeLabs. MUrgency app will be a global emergency response network, facilitating emergency response available in less than 9.0 minutes in urban areas with just one tap. The app is live on iOS and Android.

The app was launched as pilot in the TriCity area in Punjab on 16 February, 2016 with a responder network of 36 hospital emergency rooms, 40+ ambulances and 350+ medical professionals. MUrgency will be launching its service in Amritsar and Jalandhar in the last week of May, 2016 and eventually will cover entire state of Punjab by June’2016 end. The company endeavours to make its services available across India by 2018 and around the world by 2020.

“Tata’s involvement is an affirmation of the importance of a reliable emergency medical response network for the world and of course India to save lives which are otherwise lost for want of timely medical attention,” said Shaffi.

The founders have also received undisclosed investment in April this year from Infosys Co-founder Kris Gopalakrishnan and S. D. Shibulal led Axilor Ventures.

 

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