ThinkAg is a not-for-profit, collaboratory Ag-Food-Tech platform, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors, corporates, incubators, producer collectives, policymakers and other members of the ecosystem to accelerate innovation and improve outcomes in Indian Food & Agriculture.
To enable and facilitate the rapid scale-up of AgFoodTech solutions by building multi-stakeholder networks, nurturing partnerships and creating knowledge assets, that will accelerate innovation, investment and adoption of technology solutions in India’s agri-food ecosystem.
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 2500 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 & other ecosystem stakeholders, to enable scale up of innovations& partnerships.
Curated engagement between Individual Corporates & 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.
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.
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.
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.
IKP Centre for Advancement in Agricultural Practice (ThinkAg)
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