SAN FRANCISCO (Diya TV) — Ratan Tata has invested in the San Francisco-based company MUrgency, which created an award-winning emergency response mobile application.

“He (Tata) clearly wanted us to launch and grow the network in India first before taking it overseas. Mr. Tata’s investment in MUrgency will help attract leading talent to the company and major partnerships beyond India,” said Shaffi Mather, founder of MUrgency Inc., in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Tata has previously invested in a multitude of companies, including more than 20 startups ranging in services from emerging technologies, healthcare and smartphones.


MUrgency’s app connects people who require urgent medical help with the doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics nearest to them. The services MUrgency provides include emergency care, urgent care, transport, lab tests and medicine deliveries. The startup previously received investments from from Kris Gopalakrishnan and S D Shibulal of Axilor Ventures, and was previously selected as the 2016 ‘Startup of the Year’ at this year’s Startup Grind festival.

The app first launched its services in Punjab back in February with a network of 36 emergency rooms, over 40 ambulances and 350 medical professionals. The company is planning expansions into Amritsar and Jalandhar by the end of May, and are preparing to begin servicing the entire country of India by 2018 and the world by 2020.

Tata’s investment will be a crucial element of the company’s efforts to strengthen its technology and enhance operations.

“While our primary goal is to develop emergency medical response network, we are widening our service to be an inclusive and comprehensive medical service platform on your mobile phone. The app is live on iOS and Android app stores and several features are accessible across the world already,” said MUrgency director of global emergency response, Sweta Mangal.