Web launch of Ag-Tech in India- Investment Landscape Report 2020
ThinkAg's "Ag-Tech in India- Investment Landscape Report 2020" was web-launched on 7th Aug. The report was supported by Rabo Foundation. Big Thanks to Anjani Bansal, Deputy Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation & Arindom Datta, ED, Rural & Development Bank / Advisory, Rabobank for their continuous support. It was enlightening for the audience to learn about the Key Findings of the Report, presented by Raman Ahuja, Co-Founder, ThinkAg followed by interesting perspectives & insights of the two power-packed Panels. The first Discussion Panel on Scaling Ag-Tech Investments in India comprised of Jinesh Shah, Managing Partner, Omnivore Capital Management Advisors, Prashanth Prakash, Partner, Accel, Sivakumar S, Group Head- Agri & IT Businesses, ITC, Anilkumar SG Founder & CEO, Samunnati Financial Intermediation & Services & Kunal Upadhyay CEO, CIIE.CO & Managing Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund and the second Panel on Global Ag-Tech Investments- Learnings for India comprised of Harrie Vollaard, Managing Director, Rabo Frontier Ventures, Sherwin Pu, Unit Head, Business Development Team, Public Sector Operations, ADB, Dheeraj Mehta, Director, Temasek, Peter Cook, Senior Investment Officer, Disruptive Technologies, IFC & Anton Wibowo, CEO, Trendlines Agrifood Innovation Centre, backed by superb moderation done by Hemendra Mathur, Co-Founder, ThinkAg & Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund & Ritu Verma, Co-Founder, ThinkAg / Ankur Capital respectively.
The report can be downloaded from the link: https://bit.ly/thinkag-report2020
AgClinic- Digitizing the Agri-input Supply Chains Part 2
After the successful hosting of the AgClinic- Digitizing the Agri-input Supply Chains Part 1 on 22nd May 2020, ThinkAg hosted a Part 2 of the AgClinic on 25th August. Bayer was the Knowledge Partner for this event too. We had understood from the discussions in AgClinic Part 1 that Supply chain partnerships would be very important to arrive at different Business models to enable AgTech players to achieve a desired scale. Unlike the earlier event, the format for Part 2 was a closed-door discussion with limited invite-only participants only, representing the Industry- Seed, Fertilizer, Ag-Chemicals & Bio-input, Farm machinery, Micro irrigation Equipment, Ag-Tech startups- E-commerce, Diagnosis, Advisory, Financial Institutions, FinTech, and Logistics, etc. the Part 2. The intention was to make the discussion very outcome-oriented and tangible.
The event was moderated by Hemendra Mathur, Co-Founder, ThinkAg and Rohit Maini, Grower Engagement Lead, India, bangladesh & Sri Lanka, Bayer and it saw the participation of representatives from 31 organizations.
As a next step, we will bring the the interested participants, who would want to be volunteer-Partners together in a closed loop Business model- for a time-bound pilot project (focused on crop / geography / number of farmers), with set milestones.