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ThinkAg Meetup 2019 – Key Takeaways

Two years back, ThinkAg agroup was set  up to inrease parternship between the startups and the corporates. Though that was the idea it was started with, the agenda has expanded. It now includes three distinct initiatives. Aglab: A market-linked acceleration program to enable rapid scaling. It will do this through curating a platform where progressive corporates and mentors deeply engage with entrepreneurs Aginvest: A steady pipeline of industry vetted investment ready innovations, access to experts in the industry and an in depth understanding of the sector to enable higher number of investments Agconnect: Knowledge dissemination and thought leadership publications to further fuel innovations The Thinkag annual meetup brings together about 50 stakeholders from the agri and food industry &#...

Agritech Case Study Series: APMC Manchar App

BASIC DETAILS Product Name: APMC Manchar App Name of Organization: Krushiking Agrotech Industries Pvt. Ltd. At the helm: Mr. Nilesh Shejwal (MD) Year of Incorporation: 2015 Website: www.krushiking.com Core technology used: Android app, Dashboard (web view), SMS gateway integration, Bluetooth operated portable printer. PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. ‘APMC Manchar’ is an application and complete digital solution made for APMC Manchar. The objective was to design complete end to end process digitally and by-pass handwritten receipts. Creating a transparent institutional ledger that updates real-time and the information is updated every stake holder of APMC.  Beneficiary- Farmers APMC institution Labourers Traders Agmarknet (Database at Govt. of India) Agricultur...

Agritech Case Study Series: Jivabhumi

Product Name: FOODPRINT™ – Digitising agriculture for a safer, transparent and traceable food supply chain Name of Organization: Jivabhumi Agri Tech Private Limited At the helm: Srivatsa Sreenivasarao and Anil Nadig Year of Incorporation: 2016 Website: https://foodprint.farm and http://jivabhumi.com Core technology used: Blockchain, Cloud, Mobility. PROJECT DETAILS 1. Tell us about your product/solution in brief. FOODPRINT™ is a produce aggregation and food traceability solution which aggregates the farm produce and implements food traceability using technology such as BLOCKCHAIN to capture the information of the produce at various points in the supply chain such as production, processing and distribution. It is an intelligent platform which is aimed at digitizing agric...

AgriTalk with Ritu Verma, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Ankur Capital Fund

Ritu Verma is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Ankur Capital Fund. She has a PhD in physics and worked on investing in IP led renewable technologies globally. Ankur is a social impact driven fund that invests in business models that address core challenges in agritech, food, healthcare, skill development and education. Here we talk about her unique outlook and aproach to technology.  How did the idea of Ankur Capital come about? For me the motivation to embark on this adventure was born out of a desire to create a change. I had spent most of my life working on innovations, as a physicist, PhD, as part of innovation teams at Unilever and Philips bringing, soaps and TV’s to the market around the world. I had even toyed with IP led investments at BASF looking at cutting edge renewable e...

Agritech Case Study Series: BharatRohan

Product Name: BharatRohan CropAssureTM and BharatRohan SeedAssureTM Name of Organization: BharatRohan Airborne Innovations Private Limited At the helm: Amandeep Panwar  & Rishabh Choudhary Year of Incorporation: 2016 Website: http://www.bharatrohan.in Core technology used: UAV/Drone based Hyperspectral Remote Sensing PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. BharatRohan helps farmers attain their greatest potential using Hyperspectral remote sensing- based Decision Support System (DSS). The BharatRohan CropAssureTM is a subscription-based service package that provides support to the farmers from sowing to post-harvest, with periodic alerts on early diagnosis of pests infestation, disease outbreaks and supports in cultivation through IPM practices. This service also ...

Agritech Case Study Series: Fasal

BASIC DETAILS Product Name: Fasal Name of Organization: Wolkus Technology Solutions At the helm: Ananda Verma, Shailendra Tiwari Year of Incorporation: 2018 Website: https://fasal.co Core technology used: IoT & AI PROJECT DETAILS Tell us about your product/solution in brief. Fasal is an AI-powered IoT platform for Agriculture ecosystem that records a variety of growing conditions on the farm. It then uses artificial intelligence and data science to make on-farm predictions and delivers actionable insights and recommendations to farmers to grow more and grow better. FASAL helps in, * Irrigation management, pest and disease management, fertiliser, fungicide and pesticide application management. * Getting real-time alerts about crop, soil and weather conditions to make adjustments to reac...

Launching Agritech Case Study Series 2019

In any niche upcoming sector, knowledge aggregation is of critical importance. It helps in promotion and consolidation of the industry and is a powerful tool to showcase the strength of innovation. Towards promoting Indian agritech innovations, NASSCOM has been showcasing case studies and featured them in our first report for the sector too. We are happy to say that our agritech report was one of the most widely read reports of 2018. The case studies featured therein received global attention and helped in demonstrating the Indian agritech story. The case studies published were from: Agricx BigHaat Cropin IBM MyCrop FarmERP Thanos Urdhvam Environmental Technologies Yuktix The following were published on NASSCOM Community after the report was published. DeHaat Shekru Smartphone App We are n...

Investor Hours with Unitus Ventures at COE, NASSCOM, Gurugram

Investment Team of Unitus Ventures is coming to CoE, Gurugram on 25th January ’19, 10am onwards. Startups in HealthTech, AgriTech, Edtech or Fintech may register for half an hour slots for an exclusive 1:1 pitching session with Mr Brent Zettel, Portfolio & Dealflow Manager, Unitus Ventures. Registration via https://goo.gl/forms/BNaNVyr6m3tsOAe82. Request you to share it with the relevant startups. For any queries, please reach out to / send across the pitch deck to shantanu@nasscom.in

AgriTalk with Vijay Pratap Singh Aditya, Co-Founder CEO & Director, Ekgaon

Vijay, let’s start with the most frequently asked question – will the farmer pay for a technology based service? While people are still asking this question, you started working on a model more than a decade back. What were the challenges you had to overcome and ideas that worked for you? To use a clichéd word, value. Once again, whether a farmer will pay or not will depend on his perceived value. Companies which serve this segment will have to understand this clearly to make any kind of impact. Value cannot be vague, generic and superficial. It has to be demonstrable and customized; this is particularly true for crop advisory services for the farm. Most importantly, for rural folks like their urban counterparts, trust is supreme. They will buy only from those whom they trust and would be ...

Agri Startups – Potential and National Perspective

  Indian Council of Food and Agriculture recently hosted the AgroWorld 2018 from October 25 to 27, 2018 in Delhi. There was a chapter on All India Agri Startups Convention & Agri Startup Awards 2018 to passionately promote and showcase to the world innovative startups emerging in agri & food sector of India. This was my talk at event in a session titled Agri Startups: Potential and National Perspective.  Hello everyone, I know this session is about agri startups in general but I want to focus on the part that I know – agritech startups. Now, why is agritech so critical for India? Because what my colleagues are trying to do in agritech, has never been done before. If the great telecom revolution put a 2g phone in the hands of a farmer, agritech aims to give them the controls of...

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