Reliance Retail

Since its inception in 2006, Reliance Retail Limited (RRL) has grown into an organisation that caters to millions of customers, thousands of farmers and vendors. Based on its core growth strategy of backward integration, RRL has made rapid progress towards building an entire value chain starting from the farmers to the end consumers. Reliance Retail continued to expand presence of its value and specialty formats. During the year, Reliance Retail opened 90 new stores spanning across 'value' and 'specialty' segments. In-store initiatives, wider product choice and value merchandising enabled the business to achieve robust growth during this period.
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John Players

Acquisition in 2019
John Players is a youth fashion apparel brand from ITC Limited.

Dunzo Digital Private Limited

Convertible Note in 2023
Dunzo Digital Private Limited operates a daily tasks management app dunzo. Its services include groceries and essentials, fruits and vegetables, send packages, meat and fish, food delivery, medicines, pet supplies, health and wellness, bike pool, and gifts and lifestyle delivery services. The company provide its services in Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, and Mumbai. Dunzo Digital Private Limited was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Bengaluru, India.

SankhyaSutra Labs

Acquisition in 2019
SankhyaSutra Labs is a High-Performance Computing (HPC) software simulation services company that offers simulation services for manufacturing and Industrial companies like — automobile, aircraft manufacturing, oil and gas, and semiconductor manufacturing etc.

Network18

Acquisition in 2014
The Network18 Group is a media and entertainment company with interests in television, internet, films, e-commerce, magazines, mobile content and allied businesses. Through its subsidiary 'TV18 Broadcast Ltd.' [BSE: 532800, NSE: TV18BRDCST], the group operates news channels - CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz, CNBC-TV18 Prime HD, CNN-IBN, IBN7 and IBN-Lokmat (a Marathi regional news channel in partnership with the Lokmat group). TV18 also operates a joint venture with Viacom, called Viacom18, which houses a portfolio of popular entertainment channels – Colors, Colors HD,MTV, SONIC, Comedy Central, VH1, Nick. Nick Jr. and Nick Teen - and Viacom18 Motion Pictures, the group’s filmed entertainment business. TV18 has also forayed into the Indian factual entertainment space through A+E Networks | TV18 (a joint venture between A+E Networks and TV18 Broadcast) and operates HistoryTV18. TV18 and Viacom18 have also formed a strategic joint venture called IndiaCast, a multi-platform 'content asset monetization' entity mandated to drive domestic and international channels distribution, placement services and content syndication for the bouquet of channels from TV18, Viacom18 and other broadcasters. Through 'Network18 Media & Investments Ltd.' [BSE: 532798, NSE: Network18], the group operates its digital, publishing and e-commerce assets including moneycontrol.com, ibnlive.com, in.com and firstpost.com. 'Network18' also operates e-commerce properties like HomeShop18 and bookmyshow.com and publishes Forbes India, the nation's first local edition of a foreign news magazine title and one of the world’s most influential business brands, in collaboration with Forbes Media. In addition, through 'Network18', the group operates Network18 Publishing, a player in the special interest publishing space as well as E18, the group's event management venture and Sport18, its sports management and marketing division. 'Network18' has investments in Yatra, DEN Networks and other Capital18 portfolio companies.

Radisys

Acquisition in 2018
RadiSys is a leading provider of innovative hardware and software platforms for next generation IP-based wireless, wireline and video networks. RadiSys products include its market leading ATCA and IP Media Server platforms as well as application software for new IP-based communications services. These products enable customers to bring more new high-value applications and services to market faster with a lower investment.

Dunzo Digital Private Limited

Venture Round in 2022
Dunzo Digital Private Limited operates a daily tasks management app dunzo. Its services include groceries and essentials, fruits and vegetables, send packages, meat and fish, food delivery, medicines, pet supplies, health and wellness, bike pool, and gifts and lifestyle delivery services. The company provide its services in Bangalore, Pune, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Chennai, Jaipur, and Mumbai. Dunzo Digital Private Limited was incorporated in 2014 and is based in Bengaluru, India.

KaiOS Technologies, Inc.

Corporate Round in 2018
KaiOS Technologies, Inc. designs and develops mobile operating systems. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in San Diego, California.

Future Retail Limited

Acquisition in 2020
Future Retail operates as a retailer and flagship company of Future Group. It operates some of India’s most popular retail chains that inspires trust through innovative offerings, quality products, and affordable prices that help customers achieve a better quality of life every day. Its flagship chain, Big Bazaar, is regularly ranked among the most trusted retail brands in the country.

Hathway

Acquisition in 2018
Hathway Broadband is India's leading internet service provider, serving you at superfast speeds. We are committed to converging the worlds of information and entertainment through reliable, high-speed web solutions.At Hathway Broadband, we are all set to change the way you surf the web. We are among the leading pioneers of DOCSIS 3.0, the latest international standard in internet technology which will allow our customers significantly faster internet speeds. Join the high-speed club, contact us today!

EasyGov

Acquisition in 2019
EasyGov is an initiative to provide easy and convenient access to schemes and services from Government. Few professionals, who were part of reforming government services, have realized that the solution to major challenges do not need direct involvement of Government. They have experience, expertise and passion for simplifying Government service delivery.

JioSaavn

Corporate Round in 2019
Saavn is an Indian digital music service, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. Saavn’s unique combination of Internet radio and on-demand music capabilities, coupled with proprietary social features like music tagging and music chat, deliver one of the richest media experiences available on mobile and Web today. Saavn has over 20 Million monthly active users and is currently accessed in more than 150 countries. Saavn currently has 35 Million+ tracks in 14 languages: Hindi, English (India only), Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Rajasthani and Odia. The company has 900+ label partnerships and growing, including T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama, Eros, Universal, Sony, and Warner Music. The company's award-winning iOS and Android mobile products include phonetic search, dynamic bit-rate streaming, global native ad-serving, and industry-leading design. With Saavn Pro, users can listen to music ad-free and offline. And through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam, Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian music service. Saavn was founded in 2007, and has offices in New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, visit www.saavn.com or corporate.saavn.com.

Embibe

Acquisition in 2018
Embibe provides educational services for students. It helps students develop their educational standards through personalized feedback. Embibe was founded by Aditi Avasthi in 2012.

Croods Consolidates

Seed Round in 2021
"vasyERP is a comprehensive cloud-based ERP platform that handles everything from eCommerce to ERP, Production, Inventory, Cloud-POS, Smart Retail, Omnichannel eCommerce, Self - Checkout, Smart Cart, mPOS, Self Ordering, Cloud Printing, ERP, Customer Loyalty & Memberships, CRM, Self-Kiosk, Offers & Discounts, GST Returns, Accounting, and Hybrid POS and much more!"
Shopsense Retail Technologies Private Limited develops and operates Fynd, a mobile shopping application. The company, through its application, sells lifestyle products from branded stores. It allows customer to browse, discover, and select products. The company also provides delivery services. Shopsense Retail Technologies Private Limited was founded in 2012 and is based in Mumbai, India. As of August 7, 2019, Shopsense Retail Technologies Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited.

Viacom18 Digital Ventures

Venture Round in 2022
Viacom 18 Media Pvt. Ltd. is one of India's fastest growing entertainment networks and a house of iconic brands that offers multi-platform, multi-generational and multicultural brand experiences. A joint venture of Viacom Inc and the Network18 Group, Viacom18 defines entertainment in India by touching people onair, online, on ground, in shop and through its cinema.

Just Dial

Acquisition in 2021
Just Dial Limited engages in the search engine business under the Justdial brand name in India and internationally. The company offers local search, search related, and software services through various platforms, including internet, mobile internet, over the telephone, and text. It also provides review and rating certification services under the JD Ratings name; and online payment services under the JD Pay name. In addition, the company engages in advertising and events businesses; and the operation of JD Social, a social media platform, as well as Search Plus, JD Maps, JD Omni, and other platforms. Further, it offers website development and maintenance services. As of July 31, 2020, the company had a database of 29.6 million listings. Just Dial Limited was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

Croods Consolidates

Acquisition in 2021
"vasyERP is a comprehensive cloud-based ERP platform that handles everything from eCommerce to ERP, Production, Inventory, Cloud-POS, Smart Retail, Omnichannel eCommerce, Self - Checkout, Smart Cart, mPOS, Self Ordering, Cloud Printing, ERP, Customer Loyalty & Memberships, CRM, Self-Kiosk, Offers & Discounts, GST Returns, Accounting, and Hybrid POS and much more!"

Ambri, Inc.

Venture Round in 2021
Ambri, Inc. (formerly Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC)) is an early-stage company working to develop and commercialize a new battery technology that will revolutionize grid-scale power storage. Their battery has the potential to cost significantly less than existing batteries. By decoupling power supply and power demand, the liquid metal battery will be a major enabler of the widespread use of sustainable energy sources and the development of more efficient power systems. Ambri was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States.

Milkbasket

Acquisition in 2021
Milkbasket is a subscription-based micro-delivery service fulfilling daily dairy essentials and household needs of customers every morning. They deliver milk, bread, eggs, juices, butter, and other daily items needed every morning, right at customer's doorstep, free of charge. The company was founded in 2015, built on the unique Indian habit of getting fresh milk delivered at home every morning. They are based in Haryana, India but is also delivering in Noida, Dwarka, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad.

Stoke Park

Acquisition in 2021
Stoke Park provides sporting, leisure, entertaining, and hotel facilities in one of the most convenient locations in Britain.

Netmeds

Acquisition in 2020
Who we are - India's most convenient online pharmacy Netmeds.com, India Ki Pharmacy, is brought to you by the Dadha & Company – one of India’s most trusted pharmacies, with over 100 years’ experience in dispensing quality medicines. At netmeds.com, we help you look after your own health effortlessly as well as take care of loved ones wherever they may reside in India. You can buy and send medicines from any corner of the country - with just a few clicks of the mouse.
Alok Retail (India) Ltd. owns and operates chain of stores named HandA that offer garments and home textiles at attractive price points. The company was formerly known as Alok Homes & Apparels Ltd. Alok Retail (India) Ltd. was incorporated in 2007 and is based in India. Alok Retail (India) Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Alok Industries Ltd.

Grab.in

Acquisition in 2019
Grab is India’s first and leading delivery service for businesses & merchants to bridge the gap between them and its consumer. Our logistics service is used by businesses encompassing restaurants, e-commerce companies, retailers, grocers, pharmacies, food tech platforms, banks, and more Our expansive fleet of riders are connected via a technology platform that allows our merchants to book delivery requests and obtain real time updates.

Eros Now

Post in 2018
Eros International has been a leading Indian Bollywood film producer and distributor throughout the world. It also offers an sVOD Bollywood video streaming service, Eros Now. The company recently launched the Eros Now platform in Malaysia in partnership with Maxi Berhad and U Mobile and has launched the video streaming platform on Amazon Fire TV across the US, UK and Western Europe as well as on Apple TV. In India, Eros Now has tied up with Reliance Jio, Ortel Communications, Airtel, Idea and WeChat among others for content distribution. It had also inked a content acquisition deal with Pakistan’s Hum TV.

Urban Ladder

Acquisition in 2020
Urban Ladder was launched by co-founders Ashish Goel (CEO) and Rajiv Srivatsa (COO) in July 2012. The online furniture company aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions, to help the Urban Indian build well-furnished, beautiful homes. With over 1000 products and 25 categories such as wardrobes, sofas, beds, dining tables, storage shelves etc., Urban Ladder’s exquisite collection of furniture is soon becoming popular among shoppers in top metros. The furniture is closely curated with design inputs from Urban Ladder’s in-house team of experienced designers and delivered by Urban Ladder’s owned logistics team for safe doorstep deliveries. At present, Urban Ladder delivers to seven cities in India (Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi/NCR, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad) and this number is expected to grow soon. The Urban Ladder team aims to provide shoppers with a wide range of contemporary designs and high quality, handcrafted furniture that blends beauty with functionality along with easy accessibility. The website’s seamless user interface and easy navigation enhance the virtual showroom experience. Urban Ladder is backed by top tier venture capital firms Steadview Capital, SAIF Partners and Kalaari Capital.
Tesseract Imaging Private Limited designs and develops hardware and software for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Navi Mumbai, India. As of May 7, 2019, Tesseract Imaging Private Limited operates as a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited.

Asteria Aerospace Pvt. Ltd.

Corporate Round in 2018
Asteria Aerospace is a robotics and artificial intelligence company that develops drone based solutions to provide actionable intelligence from aerial data. They are capabilities and intellectual property across the entire drone technology stack of hardware, software and analytics enable us to build deeply customized aerial remote sensing tools.

Embibe

Corporate Round in 2020
Embibe provides educational services for students. It helps students develop their educational standards through personalized feedback. Embibe was founded by Aditi Avasthi in 2012.

C-Square Info Solution

Acquisition in 2019
C-Square's vision is to recognize as a leading CTO (Chief Transformation Organisation) providing value based, innovative & sustainable services to its clients. C-Square's mission is to streamline, automate & optimize workflow of their clients, primarily in the pharmaceutical & healthcare sectors, by using proactive & collaborative approach.

New Emerging World of Journalism

Corporate Round in 2019
NEWJ is a platform for youngsters who are passionate about creative storytelling, video production and citizen journalism. We are looking for mobile-obsessed millennials who can cover stories that are unheard of, stories from the grassroots and emerging towns and cities.NEWJ is a tech-media startup focused on curating & producing video content for the smartphone obsessed Indians.

Shri Kannan Departmental Store

Acquisition in 2020
Shri Kannan Departmental Store (P) Ltd operates a chain of departmental stores. Shri Kannan Departmental Store (P) Ltd was formerly known as Sangeetha Shopping Centre and changed its name to Shri Kannan Departmental Store (P) Ltd in January 1999. The company was founded in 1985 and is based in Erode, India. As of March 4, 2020, Shri Kannan Departmental Store (P) Ltd operates as a subsidiary of Reliance Retail Ventures Limited.

Reverie Language Technologies

Acquisition in 2019
Reverie builds technologies that are bridging the language divide in the digital world. Content from apps and portals can be delivered in multiple languages in real-time through Reverie's Language-as-a-Service platform. The Reverie Language Platform delivers static and dynamic content from apps and portals in multiple languages in real-time. Language localization by Reverie is domain-savvy. This means that we know that the word "play" can mean different things in different localization contexts. Reverie delivers language localization across a number of customer segments such as chipset manufacturers, mobile brands, consumer Internet, banks & financial institutions, governments, entertainment, education and more. Reverie has also extended its platform to app developers in a beta launch. This shall help promote development of multilingual applications throughout the globe. Reverie's Language Platform is also used in user interaction technologies that includes Reverie’s multilingual keypad, Swalekh. Swalekh enables typing in 16 Indian languages in native, phonetic, and Indlish (Macaronic) modes. It is available free on Google Play.

Asteria Aerospace Pvt. Ltd.

Acquisition in 2019
Asteria Aerospace is a robotics and artificial intelligence company that develops drone based solutions to provide actionable intelligence from aerial data. They are capabilities and intellectual property across the entire drone technology stack of hardware, software and analytics enable us to build deeply customized aerial remote sensing tools.

JIO

Debt Financing in 2015
Reliance Jio Infocomm is a company providing wireless telecom products and services. The Company offers voice, data, and messaging services, as well as distributes smartphones and hotspot devices. Its areas of research, development and new service deployment include blockchain, artificial intelligence, open source platforms, IOT, data analytics, and next-gen cloud services.

JioMusic

Corporate Round in 2018
Saavn is an Indian digital music service, transforming how people around the world access and experience music on a daily basis. Saavn’s unique combination of Internet radio and on-demand music capabilities, coupled with proprietary social features like music tagging and music chat, deliver one of the richest media experiences available on mobile and Web today. Saavn has over 20 Million monthly active users and is currently accessed in more than 150 countries. Saavn currently has 35 Million+ tracks in 14 languages: Hindi, English (India only), Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Kannada, Malayalam, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Rajasthani and Odia. The company has 900+ label partnerships and growing, including T-Series, Tips, YRF, Saregama, Eros, Universal, Sony, and Warner Music. The company's award-winning iOS and Android mobile products include phonetic search, dynamic bit-rate streaming, global native ad-serving, and industry-leading design. With Saavn Pro, users can listen to music ad-free and offline. And through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam, Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian music service. Saavn was founded in 2007, and has offices in New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon and Bangalore. For more information, visit www.saavn.com or corporate.saavn.com.

VAKT Global Limited

Corporate Round in 2018
VAKT platform is a digital ecosystem for physical post-trade processing. Leveraging blockchain technologies, it is a single source of the truth for the trade lifecycle. It will eliminate reconciliation and paper-based processes, enhance efficiency and create new trade finance opportunities. ​Unlike other solutions focused on a narrow piece of the deal lifecycle, VAKT aims to transform the full trade lifecycle. VAKT is driven by nine leading energy companies and banks who have committed to embracing blockchain technology, working together to develop an industry-wide solution to age-old problems we all experience every day.

Hamleys PLC

Acquisition in 2019
Hamleys is a British global toy retailer that offers toys and products of all kinds for kids. For over 250 years Hamleys of London has been The Finest Toy Shop in the World bringing magical experiences and joy to children of all ages. Hamleys' rich history began with William Hamley, a Cornishman from Bodmin, England. William Hamley dreamed of the best toy shop in the world when opening his toy shop at Holborn, London in 1760. The success of Hamleys continued over the years and in 1881 Hamleys opened on London's Regent Street. Today, Hamleys’ flagship London store, with over 50,000 toys across 7 floors, resides at 188-196 Regent Street, London. In May 2019, the company was acquired by Indian telecommunication company, [Reliance Industries](/reliance-industries).

Couture.ai

Funding Round in 2018
Couture.ai provides customized AI platform, helping global enterprises across domains like Retail, Travel, Banking, and others to implement specific vertical targeted products build on top of our patent-pending ML, computer vision, and deep learning innovations. Couture.ai platform eases the deployment of enterprise-wide hyper-scale AI for real-time use cases. It is being used by some of largest companies globally for ~200 million active users, to tailor the complete customer experience, live search, bots & assistants personalization, demand forecasting, pricing intelligence and market trend analysis. Accelerated by NUMA and Nascomm 10,000 Startups.

Aurora Biofuels

Acquisition in 2016
Aurora Biofuels is now Aurora Algae. Please update your settings to follow Aurora Algae. Aurora Algae is a producer of high-performance, premium algae-based products for the pharmaceutical, nutrition, aquaculture and fuels markets. The company has developed the industry’s first commercial-scale photosynthetic platform for sustainable, algae-based product development. Aurora Algae’s proprietary algae strains and production process uses arid land, seawater and captured carbon pollution from industrial emitters resulting in more capitally efficient and more environmentally sustainable algae farming. Aurora Algae enables its customers and partners to improve the diversity and sustainability of their product portfolios, while addressing consumer demand for natural products.

DEN Networks

Acquisition in 2018
DEN Networks Limited, a mass media and entertainment company, distributes television channels through digital cable distribution network in India and internationally. The company also offers cable TV, over-the-top entertainment, and broadband services. It serves approximately 13 million households primarily in 13 states and 500 cities/towns in India, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Haryana, Kerala, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. The company was formerly known as DEN Digital Entertainment Networks Limited and changed its name to DEN Networks Limited in June 2008. DEN Networks Limited was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in New Delhi, India.

Genesis Colors Limited

Corporate Round in 2018
Genesis Colors Limited designs, manufactures, warehouses, and distributes apparel. It offers Indian printed sarees, premium lingerie, jeans, fashion lingerie and intimate wear, sunglasses, perfumes, accessories and watches, bags, shoes and accessories, eyewear, footwear, jewelry, men’s and women’s ready-to-wear apparel, fragrance products, travel essentials, and lifestyle products. The company distributes its products through boutiques, multi-brand stores, and shop-in-shops in India. Genesis Colors Limited was founded in 1998 and is based in Gurugram, India.

Loktra

Non Equity Assistance in 2019
Loktra is an ever-growing cloud platform. Starting from ground zero, the platform is now offering a smart and intuitive way to maximise sales and improve the revenue generation of any organisation. The AI-enabled platform can stay on a smartphone to help salespeople, channel partners and referral agents, while on the web it offers an exhaustive control panel to view, analyse, track and implement metrics at the tap of a button. Smarter sales make better profits - that is the core principle behind Sales Maximisation Platform.

Embibe

Corporate Round in 2018
Embibe provides educational services for students. It helps students develop their educational standards through personalized feedback. Embibe was founded by Aditi Avasthi in 2012.

Indian Film Combine Pvt. Ltd

Acquisition in 2018
Indian Film Combine Pvt. Ltd includes the construction of nonresidential buildings.

IMG Worldwide, Inc.

Acquisition in 2020
IMG Worldwide, Inc. is engaged in sports, entertainment, fashion, and media businesses in the United States and internationally. IMG Worldwide, Inc. has a strategic partnership with Livestream LLC. The company was founded in 1960 and is based in New York, New York with additional offices in North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia/the Pacific Rim, and Australia/New Zealand.

Kanoda Energy Systems

Acquisition in 2018
Kanoda Energy Systems is a renewable energy services company. Kanoda Energy Systems Pvt Ltd was established as an incubation project by Research Scholars at Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.The knowledge driven approach of the company and the commitment of its leaders has led to its growth along the value chain of the solar industry.

NetraDyne

Series A in 2016
At NetraDyne, they are creating a unique end-to-end IoT solution pushing Deep Learning processing to the edge. They are well positioned to leverage the growing trend where video is driving advanced analytics and business intelligence. Through processing visual and sensory inputs, they are targeting industries where timeliness of actionable data is a key differentiator of performance. There is a continuing technology movement that is driving rapid improvements in camera technology together with reductions in the cost of sensors, processing, and connectivity. These improvements, along with advancements in deep learning technology, have created a perfect opportunity to deliver vision based solutions across multiple industries.

NowFloats

Acquisition in 2019
NowFloats enables Small and Medium Businesses (SME) to get an online presence by simply using SMS. This website can also be updated by sending regular SMS and this message can be delivered to the loyal customers of that business. Additionally the NowFloats algorithm ensures highest discoverability through intelligent Search Engine Optimization (SEO). There are 47M Small & Medium Businesses in India, while there are only 700K registered websites. It is also estimated that almost 9.6M Indian businesses need some sort of online identity. With 900M+ mobile phones and SMS being the pervasive technology, NowFloats believes that getting business online thru SMS (or Apps) is a scalable and sustainable business. NowFloats is co-founded by ex-Microsoft and ex-Saatchi & Saatchi team and has almost 2000 customers within 5 months of the product launch.

Rhea Retail Pvt. Ltd.

Acquisition in 2018
Rhea Retail Pvt. Ltd. business includes the wholesale distribution of women's, children's, and infants' clothing and accessories.