We caught up with Joy Basu ahead of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, to discuss how she approaches impact investing in agriculture at The Rise Fund and how agtech can fit into an impact investing thesis.
Omnivore Partners, which calls itself an "impact venture fund" is solely focused on agtech investments in India, and investors (LPs) in the fund were largely impact-minded funds from Europe, India, and the US, demonstrating the growing link between agriculture and impact investing.
Our evergrowing global subscriber base of agrifood tech entrepreneurs, venture capital investors, agrifood corporates, governments, and enthusiasts means that we have an incredible amount of expertise in our 45,000-strong network.
Skymet provides climate, weather, and crop analytics to insurance companies, banks, agribusinesses, and public sector institutions in India.
A new fund will address the credit gap in the agriculture industry by raising capital from institutional investors and lending to agricultural aggregators like cooperatives, traders, and processors in developing countries and more in our weekly brief.
As India grows its horticultural capacity, Indian agribusiness marketplace startups are rushing to add technology and structure to a centuries-old, largely informal supply chain.
With backing from Mistletoe, Sawhney is going deeper into Indian agrifood tech with the launch of a new startup accelerator called Gastrotope.
Indian horticulture production just hit a new record and there are three broad areas in need of innovation in the sector presenting an opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors, writes Hemendra Mathur.
High-profile startup hires, a startup IPO, and new startup resources also make up part of this week's brief.
Stellapps offers data collection and analytics to every piece of the dairy supply chain with the aim of improving the productivity, and quality of milk, and producing transparent data both for and about the dairy industry.
RML Agtech is hoping to alleviate some of the pressures faced by India's farmers with its multi-function, online agtech platform with some similarities to American startup Farmers Business Network.
Blue Apron filed for an IPO, and an internal dispute at Hampton Creek are just two stories in this week's industry brief.
The Indian farmer needs agtech innovation to address some of their key challenges, writes Hemendra Mathur.
A bumper two weeks of funding saw 14 startups raise $184m across on-farm biotech, biotech, satellite imagery, India, 3D printing, including Instacart's $400m Series D. There was also an ag data acquisition in the UK.
Hemendra Mathur, agribusiness investment lead and venture partner at Bharat Innovations Fund in India, writes about five trends in agritech innovation
A varied week of agtech fundings includes a food waste-to-biofertilizer company, a leading global private equity firm, an Irish startup using artificial intelligence to find healthy peptides, a precision ag software startup, and more.
Listen to Kahn, a regular on the US agtech scene, talk about why he ended up in India, how the firm built its first agtech portfolio and the rapidly changing dynamics of the industry at large.
Indian business incubator CIIE, which was responsible for India's first agtech accelerator, contributed to the funding round alongside two angel investors.
Hemendra Mathur, managing director for Indian private equity firm SEAF India Investment Advisors, discusses the growing organic food market in India and where investors can find value.
Dazo, a fresh meal delivery company backed by local high profile investors, has shut up shop in the same week that SpoonJoy reduced its service. What does that say about the sector?