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30th January 2018, Inc42.com 

With India holding the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture and more than 300 agritechstartups now functional in this space, it does seem to be brimming with optimism!

With India holding the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture and more than 300 agritechstartups now functional in this space, it does seem to be brimming with optimism!

https://inc42.com/features/union-budget-agritech-startups/

5th January 2018, India Retailer

Do you remember the time when milkman used to deliver dairy fresh milk right to your doorstep? Well, those were days when most of the milk distribution was done via a local dairy farm or creamery, and we knew exactly where our milk came from and sometimes, we even knew the name of the cow, who provided our milk...

Do you remember the time when milkman used to deliver dairy fresh milk right to your doorstep? Well, those were days when most of the milk distribution was done via a local dairy farm or creamery, and we knew exactly where our milk came from and sometimes, we even knew the name of the cow, who provided our milk...

https://retail.franchiseindia.com/article/sector-watch/food-and-grocery/Online-Milk-delivery-A-new-milkman-has-arrived.a5911/

7th December 2017, Economic Times, Financial Express, Outlook India

In yet another instance of startups solving India-focussed problems garnering investors’ attention, dairy supply chain startup MilkLane has raised Rs 27 crore in its first institutional round of fundraise. The round was led by Switzerland-headquartered incubator-cum-investment firm Pioneering Ventures, American dairy company Schreiber Foods and some ultra-high net-worth families.

In yet another instance of startups solving India-focussed problems garnering investors’ attention, dairy supply chain startup MilkLane has raised Rs 27 crore in its first institutional round of fundraise. The round was led by Switzerland-headquartered incubator-cum-investment firm Pioneering Ventures, American dairy company Schreiber Foods and some ultra-high net-worth families. MilkLane controls the end-to-end dairy supply chain that ensures high quality milk for industrial buyers and consumers.

29th March 2018, Economic Times 

FarmLinkan Indian fruit and vegetable (F&V) supply and chain company, will soon be launching an app called Farmtrace an app promises to track and trace fruit, vegetable from the farm till it reaches the consumer.

FarmLinkan Indian fruit and vegetable (F&V) supply and chain company, will soon be launching an app called Farmtrace an app promises to track and trace fruit, vegetable from the farm till it reaches the consumer.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/small-biz/sme-sector/knowing-what-you-eat-an-app-promises-to-track-and-trace-fruit-vegetable/articleshow/63527644.cms

1st February 2018, Inc42.com

FarmLink feels that increase in Minimum Support Price to 1.5 times that of the production cost means 50% margin to farmers ROI. While this will increase inflation, I consider MSP as an inefficient system to support farmers. Hence, increasing productivity to increase the farmers’ income is the sustainable solution.

FarmLink feels that increase in Minimum Support Price to 1.5 times that of the production cost means 50% margin to farmers ROI. While this will increase inflation, I consider MSP as an inefficient system to support farmers. Hence, increasing productivity to increase the farmers’ income is the sustainable solution. Increasing Agri Marketing Infra with $314 Mn (INR 2000 Cr) is a positive move where integrating more markets into E- NAM network will provide farmers with more price transparency.

https://inc42.com/features/union-budget-agriculture-agritech/

30th January 2018, Inc42.com 

With India holding the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture and more than 300 agritechstartups now functional in this space, it does seem to be brimming with optimism!

With India holding the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture and more than 300 agritechstartups now functional in this space, it does seem to be brimming with optimism!

https://inc42.com/features/union-budget-agritech-startups/

4th January 2018, India Briefing 

India is the world’s third largest startup hub; a reported 1,000 new companies were incorporated in 2017. Since 2015, India’s startup ecosystem has steadily matured. Indian startups are diversifying their focus across a myriad of economic segments and have embraced technological innovation to meet the country’s unique challenges.

India is the world’s third largest startup hub; a reported 1,000 new companies were incorporated in 2017. Since 2015, India’s startup ecosystem has steadily matured. Indian startups are diversifying their focus across a myriad of economic segments and have embraced technological innovation to meet the country’s unique challenges. At the same time, local companies are yet to disrupt the Indian economy – to the extent that some of their foreign counterparts have

https://www.india-briefing.com/news/partnering-indian-startups-new-opportunities-foreign-investors-15883.html/

29th December 2017, Inc 42

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like Agritech, Logistics, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here.

This article is part of Inc42’s Startup Watchlist annual series where we list the top startups to watch for 2018 from industries like Agritech, Logistics, Blockchain etc. Explore all the stories from ‘Startup Watchlist’ series here. “Farming is a profession of hope.” And India holds the record for the second-largest agricultural land in the world, with around 60% rural Indian households making their living from agriculture.

https://inc42.com/features/watchlist-agritech-startups-2018/

8th November 2017, Economic Times, Business Standard, The Hindu 

Agri-tech startupFarmLink has raised Rs 20 crore ($3 million) in its first institutional round of fund raise. The round was led by Switzerland-headquartered incubator cum investment firm Pioneering Ventures and Swiss-based agrochemical firm Syngenta.

Agri-tech startupFarmLink has raised Rs 20 crore ($3 million) in its first institutional round of fund raise. The round was led by Switzerland-headquartered incubator cum investment firm Pioneering Ventures and Swiss-based agrochemical firm Syngenta. The Mumbai-based startup controls end-to-end supply chain of fruits & vegetables, including procuring directly from farmer group organisations through a network of collection and service centers and delivering produce to industrial scale off-takers including modern retail stores, quick service restaurant chains, industrial processors and e-commerce food platforms.

23rd January 2018, Times of India, New Indian Express

Swiss-based Pioneering Ventures, which has already invested Rs 1,000 crore and started its activities in Nanded of Maharashtra and Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh, on Monday expressed its willingness to invest more in the State.

Swiss-based Pioneering Ventures, which has already invested Rs 1,000 crore and started its activities in Nanded of Maharashtra and Kuppam in Andhra Pradesh, on Monday expressed its willingness to invest more in the State. Responding to the appeal made by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on his way to Davos for participating in the World Economic Forum, Pioneering Ventures chairman and founding partner Ron Paul said that they were looking to expand their operations in AP.

18th December 2017, VCCircle

Pioneering Ventures is on its way to launch an investment fund focussed on backing Indian companies in the agriculture and food supply chain space.

Pioneering Ventures is on its way to launch an investment fund focussed on backing Indian companies in the agriculture and food supply chain space. Dr.Pablo Erat, explains why it is now looking to launch a formal fund structure, and how the strategy of backing its portfolio companies through several business cycles will help its investments grow five-fold within the next five years.

https://www.vccircle.com/we-will-look-at-strategic-acquisitions-consolidation-pioneering-ventures-erat/
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22nd November 2017, Entrepreneur India

India's agriculture and food sector present the largest investment opportunity in the world, with the potential to absorb $33 billion over next five years.

India's agriculture and food sector present the largest investment opportunity in the world, with the potential to absorb $33 billion over next five years. Through the recently held 'World Food India' event, India welcomed the world to support the transformation of this vital sector, resulting in an overwhelming response with an investment commitment of more than $18 billion from both global and domestic corporations and investment groups.

https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/305127

12th November 2017, Times of India, Economic Times, Financial Express

Swiss-based Indian agriculture sector-focused accelerator fund Pioneering Ventures plans to deploy Rs 5,000 crore in the agriculture and food supply chain space in the country over the next five years and reach out to 1 million farmers. "So far we've deployed close to Rs 1,000 crore in India in many ventures. Over the next five years, we expect this to jump five-fold to Rs 5,000 crore.

Swiss-based Indian agriculture sector-focused accelerator fund Pioneering Ventures plans to deploy Rs 5,000 crore in the agriculture and food supply chain space in the country over the next five years and reach out to 1 million farmers. "So far we've deployed close to Rs 1,000 crore in India in many ventures. Over the next five years, we expect this to jump five-fold to Rs 5,000 crore. We are focusing on agriculture and food supply chains and sub-supply chains," its partner Pablo Erat told here over the weekend.