Can Ather Be India’s Tesla?

Last week, homegrown electric scooter startup Ather Energy raised $51MM in to help transform last mile transportation. 

Battery of Dreams

Far from the slick scooter that the company has today, Ather had humble beginnings in the incubator of IIT Madras. 

Started by IIT Madras alumni Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain in 2013, the duo returned to their institute’s incubator to develop a battery pack.