There he met Swapnil Jain who was his batchmate from the same branch and they later co-founded the Ather energy.
Mehta joined the entrepreneurship cell in the institute from 2nd year onwards and got to know the ABC of entrepreneurship.
Both Mehta and Sunil thought of having a Startup idea and came up with the name of ATHER which means “Pure” in greek.
Initially they wanted to create clean engines but later turned to e-vehicles because they were not interested in electronics and embedded systems.
Both Tarun and Swapnil started to show their ideas but to no avail, they failed to get funds for their ideas so they took up jobs as engineers.
In 2012 Tarun joined Ashok Leyland, but did not stop thinking about battery packs .
In February 2013, Jain & Mehta quit their jobs due to low salaries and approached a professor at IIT, Madras to help them to build EVs.
Due to very less competition and poor efforts by petroleum OEMs(original equipment manufacturers) to think towards electric , they were very confident of their idea.
With the help of an angel investor Dr. V Srinivasan, co-founder of big data startup Aerospike and monetary help from IIT professors helped them in reaching their milestones of creating a spec sheet for an electric vehicle.
In 2013, Binny and Sachin Bansal of flipkart fame helped them when they were on the verge of being out of money.
In 2016, Hero moto Corp invested ₹ 200 crores and in 2019 Sachin Bansal invested ₹220 crores during Series A round of investment.
Rightnow, Ather is the synonymous of electric vehicles in India and has launched 450 and 450 X scooters in the Market which are being sold in almost 30 cities in India..
Tarun Mehta Age, Height, Weight
His age is 31 years. His height is not known and his weight is not known. Tarun has Black eyes and Black colored hairs.
In feet- Not known In centimeter- Not known
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Age in 2020
Tarun Mehta’s Family
Tarun married Swarna Srimal Mehta on 10th December 2017 in Ahmedabad.
Swarna Srimal Mehta
Some Interesting Facts About Tarun Mehta
Tarun Mehta was born on 31 oct 1989 in a Marwari family and his home town is Ahmedabad in Gujarat, India.
He completed his school education from Shree Sahjanand higher secondary school and GLS MK in 2007.
After finishing his class’s 10th, he was enjoying a 3 months vacation. During this time his relative persuaded him to join a coaching for JEE exam .
He cleared the IIT exam and joined the mechanical engineering stream in IIT Madras.
Tarun’s favourite vehicle is Ather 450.
He likes going to long drives and his favorite place to go on long drives are NICE Road, Bengaluru and SP Ring Road, Ahmedabad.
Tarun’s business mantra is Optimize for strengths.
He also likes reading books and his favorite books/movies are ‘The Silmarillion’/’Harry Potter”
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