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At 84, Indian Industrialist Ratan Tata Funds Goodfellows
Business, India

At 84, Indian Industrialist Ratan Tata Funds Goodfellows

84-year-old Indian Industrialist Ratan Tata, who oversaw the operation of the $128B Tata Group for decades, has invested in a company that pairs retirees with recent college grads for lasting partnerships. To further its mission of fostering "inter-generational friendships," Ratan Tata funds Goodfellows announced on Tuesday that it had received a seed investment from Mr. Tata, the prominent chairman emeritus of Tata Sons Ltd., which controls over 150 companies, including some of India's most valued, including software outsourcer Tata Consultancy Service Ltd. and the country's largest steelmaker Tata Steel Ltd. Shantanu Naidu, 30, who also serves as general manager of Ratan Tata's office and startup investment portfolio, launched the company. Mr. Naidu also lends a hand to Mr. Tat...
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