WE ACCELERATE INNOVATIONS & INVESTMENTS IN INDIAN FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Launched in late 2018, ThinkAg is India’s first not-for-profit Food & Ag Tech platform aggregating Innovators, Incubators & Accelerators, Investors, Corporates, Government, and other stakeholders of the ecosystem to improve the outcomes in Food & Agriculture
ThinkAg aims to enable rapid scale up of AgFoodFin innovations by building a multi-stakeholder network, nurturing partnerships and creating knowledge, that will accelerate investments and adoption of technology in the sector. The platform is connected with over 1200 active AgFoodFin Tech startups and scale-ups in India ecosystem and overseas, and also supports cross-border expansion of innovations.
A curated dialogue among Tech Innovators, mentors, Corporates and other ecosystem stakeholders, to enable scale up of innovations and partnerships
Curated engagement between Individual Corporates and Food & Ag Tech Innovators through development of joint projects / pilots
Practitioner-based knowledge sharing platform that fosters open innovation on nuanced problem areas within the Ag & Food supply chain
ThinkAg is working with Innovators, Corporates and the Government in the Agriculture and Allied Sectors, Post-harvest Value Addition, Agriculture Finance & Insurance, Smart Proteins, etc.
Supply Chain Optimization
Food Waste Reduction
Next Gen nutrition
OUR MEMBERS & PARTNERS
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Currently, ThinkAg's membership subscription is available for Ag & Food Corporates, Foundations and AgTech scale-ups only.
ThinkAg (IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural Practice) is a Section 8 not-for-profit company and is eligible to receive funds under CSR grant and its activities can be classified under “Social Business Projects"
Ram Kaundinya has 36 years of operating experience in the Agri Input industry, the last assignment being as the Global CEO of Advanta. He is a thought leader in the seed and Biotech industry. An Advisor and Consultant for last 6 years, he works closely with Agri Entrepreneurship Development programs and funds. He is an author and teaches Strategy to MBA students. He is also the Director General, Federation of Seed Industry of India. He is a Management graduate from IIM Ahmedabad.
Raman Ahuja is an independent consultant in food & agriculture working to influence the ecosystem for improved outcomes for businesses and producers Clients include technology startups, owners of Small & Medium Enterprises, The World Bank Group, International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, etc. Prior to that Raman’s work experience spans agribusiness value chains, consumer products, and ingredients industries, operating in Indian and International markets. He worked with Hindustan Unilever for 15 years, Thereafter, starting in 2005, he built one of India’s earliest corporate investments in horticulture – FieldFresh Foods DelMonte (a JV of Bharati Enterprises and Del Monte Pacific) and took it to profitability. During 2012-13, Raman led the South Asia Flavours business of Swiss company Firmenich – the world largest privately-owned fragrance & flavour company.
Hemendra Mathur has over 25 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, management consulting and investment banking. In his career, he has invested in several early stage agritech and mid-sized companies in the agricultural supply chain. He is an investor, board member and adviser in many food and agritech start-ups. He is currently working as Venture Partner with Bharat Innovation Fund. He is the Chairman of FICCI Task Force on Agri Start-ups. He is also an advisor to a few Foundations, Multilaterals, Corporates and Funds with interest in investing the Indian agri startups and SMEs. He has authored many papers on the subject and speaks regularly at conferences pertaining to food and agribusiness sector as well as start-up ecosystem. He is a management graduate from IIM (Ahmedabad) and Agricultural Engineer from Rajasthan Agricultural University.
Ritu Verma is the Co-founder of Ankur Capital, an early stage venture capital fund. With a total work experience of more than 21 years, she has been investing in Agtech over the past 9 years and sits across the Boards of many AgTech startups. She is a PhD in Physics from University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from INSEAD.