Tag: Agritech

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Agritech Startup Unnati Raises USD 1.7 Mn In Pre-Series A Round from NABVENTURES

The company will utilize the fund to expand its tech platform and set up more partner stores

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Agritech startup Unnati on Monday announced that it has raised USD 1.7 million in Pre-Series A round from NABVENTURES fund, an agriculture, food and rural businesses focused fund.

Founded in 2017 by Ashok Prasad and Sinha, Unnati’s app gives access to agri finance, knowledge support, choice of inputs, tracking farm lifecycle and access to buyers.

The company’s predictive farming model helps farmers to make well-informed decisions on plant protection, weed management, nutrient usage and also predict market conditions. Through its repository network partner, the startup provides financial assistance such as creating saving accounts, securing loans, purchasing farming inputs, among others. 

Commenting on the recent capital infusion, Amit Sinha, co-founder, Unnati said, “On this journey of creating farmpreneurs through digital tools we are proud to have NABVENTURES (NABARD) as a partner. NABVENTURES shares our vision of bringing a positive change in the agriculture industry and creating value for all stakeholders. We look forward to gaining from NABARD’s deep experience, knowledge and scale of operations in Indian agriculture and look forward to a long and mutually beneficial association.”

The company said it will utilize the fund to expand its tech platform and set up more partner stores.

G. R. Chintala, chairman NABARD and NABVENTURES, said, “Unnati has created a platform to digitalize the major components in the food and agribusiness value chain.  The predictive capabilities of the data captured by the platform enhances efficiencies while its transparent processes help in building trust among farmers and FPOs. Unnati has the potential to be a nationwide platform