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Indian businessman Ratan Tata invests in e-commerce for the second time

17 september 2014
Ratan Tata, 73, now chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, the holding company of the $100 billion steel-to-software Indian conglomerate, has subscribed to fresh shares of the three year-old e-commerce player Bluestone.
The size of Tata's investment could not be ascertained.
This is the second investment made by Ratan Tata in the e-commerce space. Earlier Tata made investment in the New Delhi-based Jasper Infotech Pvt. Ltd that owns and operates Snapdeal.com displaying a wide range of goods - from jewelry to kitchen and furnishing.
Bluestone is a vertically integrated online jeweler with its own manufacturing, designs and delivery functions which competes with the likes of Caratlane.com, one of India's most prominent online loose diamonds and jewelry seller.
Venture Capital funds Accel Partners, Kalaari and Saama Capital are Bluestone's existing investors.

Aruna Gaitonde, Rough&Polished correspondent in India