Full-stack agri-tech start-up Gramophone raises $10M led by Z3Partners

Gramophone – a full-stack agri-tech platform has raised $10 million round led by Z3Partners, a market-leading early growth investor that brings decades of experience in investing in leading technology and digital businesses like DealShare, Cyfirma, and prior Fund investments like Ofbusiness, BigBasket, Peppe...Read more

Agri ministry organises webinar on 'Women in Agri-Startups: Creating Value with Supply Chain Management'

The Department of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare recently organised a webinar on 'Women in Agri-startups: Creating Value with Supply Chain Management' in the series of events for celebrating MahilaKisanDiwas 2021. The webinar was organised under the guidance of Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar an...Read more

Agri supply chain startup Onato raises $2.2 Mn from Vertex Ventures & Omnivore

 Onato, a data driven B2B platform for fresh produce, emerged out of stealth and announced a seed financing of USD 2.2 million. This round was led by Vertex Ventures Southeast Asia & India with participation from Omnivore. Onato is building a technology platform for India’s USD 100+ billion fruits a...Read more

ReshaMandi raises $30 M in Series A Funding

ReshaMandi, India’s first silk-tech startup that serves as a B2B marketplace for silk farmers, businesses, and retailers in India, announced a Series A funding round of $30 million, led by global alternative investment manager Creation Investments and other investors. This round featured a mix of equity and ...Read more

Union Minister emphasises on sustainable agri practices at Northern India Regional Agriculture Fair 2021

Northern India Regional Agriculture Fair 2021 was recently held at SKUAST Jammu. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh was the chief gu...Read more

Israeli-startup in MoU with TiE to mentor select entrepreneurs in agriculture

Israeli not-for-profit start-Up Nation Central signed a historic MoU with TiE (The IndUS Entrepreneurs), one of the world's largest networks of entrepreneurs. The MoU aims to achieve full implementation of sustainable Israeli and Indian technologies in the food-tech sector, particularly in the fields of novel food...Read more

Pune-based AgroStar to raise Rs 53 crore in funding

Pune-based agritech startup AgroStar is raising Rs 53 crore in a funding round led by Aavishkaar Bharat Fund, Accel India and Bertelsmann. The fresh infusion seems to be part of the startup’s Series D round. The startup is raising Rs 47.3 crore from Aavishkaar Bharat Fund, Accel India and Bertelsmann by allo...Read more

Licious achieves billion-dollar valuation post receipt of funding worth $52 M

Bengaluru-based Licious has emerged as India’s first D2C Unicorn. The tech-powered, D2C fresh animal protein brand in the country, achieved a billion-dollar valuation post receipt of funding worth $52 million led by IIFL AMC’s Late Stage Tech Fund.The achievement of Licious Unicorn status is expected t...Read more

Rural Insurtech Startup GramCover raises $7 Mn in Series A  

    India’s leading rural insurtech startup ‘GramCover’ today announced their Series A fundraise of USD 7 million co-led by Siana Capital and Inflexor Ventures. Stride Ventures also participated in this round alongside existing investors Omidyar Network India, Flourish Ventures and Em...Read more

PAU organises webinar on subsidies and grants for start ups

The Punjab Agri Business Incubator (PABI), Directorate of Extension Education, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana recently organised a webinar on 'Government Subsidies and Grants for Startups' in collaboration with Parshotam Associates.   Iqbalpreet Kaur Sidhu, Business Executive, PABI introduced the ...Read more

DBT-BIRAC to organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation on Sept 22-23, 2021

DBT-BIRAC Regional BioInnovation Centre (BRBC) will organise Mentor Mixer on AgriTech Innovation at Venture Center, Pune on September 22 and 23, 2021. The event will be an opportunity for startup founders to meet and network with mentors - industry professionals, senior entrepreneurs and investors, and vice versa....Read more

Startups propel Indian agri to $25 Bn target

Over the last decade, the educated youth have made a beeline for the Indian agriculture sector, armed with ideas, passion and innovations to unleash new technology and business models. This renewed interest evinced by the youth has transformed Indian agriculture from primitive to hi-tech. Startups are providing mi...Read more