Captain’s Log, Oct 12: Ratan Tata says Indian startups not disruptive enough; Meru Cabs accuses Ola, Uber of distorting market

Also in the news is CEO Annabelle Kwok's resignation from SmartCow, a company building industrial-grade deployment devices for Artificial Intelligence 

India's Urban Ladder furnishes the business with US$15M financing

Bangalore-based Urban Ladder is an online furniture and home décor company that aims to provide a curated destination for home solutions 

Retail conglomerate Future Group to acquire Rocket Internet-backed FabFurnish

FabFurnish is a leading online furniture retailer with a listing of more than 80,000 products from over 600 local and international brands 

[email protected]: Meet the 27 cool startups Ratan Tata has invested

Tata has invested in companies across e-commerce, Big Data, hardware, digital media, payments, healthcare, electrical, digital media, and energy 

Close on Flipkart's heels, Amazon India to sell furniture online

Amazon will also face competition from specialised furniture e-tailers such as Pepperfry, Urban Ladder and FabFurnish 

Ratan Tata joins VC firm IDG Ventures India as Senior Advisor

The Indian business tycoon, who recently turned serial investor, is also Special Advisor at Singapore-based Jungle Ventures 

Shop for customised, multi-utility furniture on this (Wooden) Street

New Indian furniture e-tailer Wooden Street will face tough competition from heavily-funded online players such as Urban Ladder, FabFurnish and Pepperfry 

Flipkart adds furniture; should FabFurnish, Pepperfry worry?

Specialist furniture e-tailers like Pepperfry say this segment requires different skill-sets and horizontal players may not be equipped for it 

Want an uptown contemporary house within weeks? Meet Livspace

Livspace says its design- and technology-first approach will help capture the US$20 billion Indian home décor market 

Ratan Tata invests in taxi-booking startup Ola

The Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons has earlier invested in Snapdeal, Urban Ladder, CarDekho, Bluestone and Xiaomi