Agritech startup, Pepper Farms raises $ 1 million as seed funding to grow business

Agritech startup Pepper Farms has raised $ 1 million (around Rs 7.39 crore) from investors to grow its business. The startup helps farmers organise vegetable production lifecycle starting with plantations until harvest and sales. In a statement, Pepper Farms said it has secured $ 1 million in a seed funding round led by AxilorVentures and […]

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India can generate $ 813 bn in revenues from agri, food sector by 2030: Aspire Impact Report

With an investment of $ 272 billion in agritech and allied segments by 2030, India can generate $ 813 billion in revenue creating 152 million jobs, making it the largest private sector industry in the country, according to a report titled ‘Investing for Impact: Food, Agri and Agritech’, by Aspire Impact. With agriculture continuing to […]

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Omnivore expected to invest $25M in 2021

Omnivore, the country’s leading VC fund aligned with the fast growing agri-tech business in the country, is expecting to see a major jump in its investment portfolio in the current year.  Speaking with Indoasiancommodities, Jinesh Shah, Managing Partner of the fund, said that the growth of the established agri-tech firms got momentum last year due […]

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Indian agritech firms have the potential to attract $ 24 billion investment by 2025: EY

According to an EY report, Indian agritech companies have received an investment of $ 532 million till April this year. The report says the agritech market in India has the potential to reach $ 24 billion by 2025,. “India’s burgeoning start-up ecosystem has been actively playing its part in disrupting the agriculture sector. Agritech start-ups are operating in an attractive market […]

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Interview – India’s export rebound likely to fade away on W-shaped post-Covid recovery


Drip Capital, a digital trade finance company which provides credit to MSME companies in India with major focus on agro-commodities, believes that the export rebound in June is likely to fade away even though a Covid-induced lockdown has been eased. Pushkar Mukewar, co-founder and CEO of Drip Capital, spoke to to explain why he expects a W-shaped recovery […]

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Interview – From salad leaves to healthy snacks, Simply Fresh preps for a new journey


Hyderabad-based Simply Fresh, an agri-tech start-up, which is setting up the country’s biggest precision farm in Arjunpatla near the Telangana capital, is all set to launch its healthy snacks vertical before the year end as part of its expansion plans, the company’s chief executive said in an interview. “We are setting up this 150-acre facility […]

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Agritech startups innovating rapidly to connect with farmers

Agritech startups in India are innovating and making multiple changes to their processes to maintain connections with farmers, during the pandemic crisis. The startups, which have been working on helping farmers improve productivity, are helping farmers with access to raw materials and farming equipment. Some of them are also streamlining supply chain for better demand […]

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Tech boom in India’s rural heartland helps farmers connect better with markets amid pandemic


In the middle of one of India’s worst COVID-affected states Maharashtra, farmer Atul Takte turns to his dusty smartphone for help every time he wants to buy farm inputs or sell his produce online. “This is great. I can even get the latest information on how best to grow papayas,” he says, referring to an […]

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