Ankur Capital focusses mainly on agriculture, fintech, healthcare and education sectors at the intersection of technology and business model innovation.
Bangalore-based an agri e-commerce startup BigHaat that connects farmers with directly with seed suppliers has nabbed funding from early-stage VC firm Ankur Capital. The size of the deal was not disclosed.
BigHaat was started in January 2015 by Sateesh Nukala, Sachin Nandwana and Raj Kancham. It is an online platform to connect the farming community directly with the suppliers. It also provides post-sale support to farmers.
Additionally, BigHaat brings a range of agro products, services and solutions to serve the needs of farmers. It has tied up with DuPont-Pioneer, Monsanto-Seminis, Mahyco, Fito, Namdhari, UPL, Indus, and Privi Life Sciences to source seeds. The firm is also working with companies in horticulture & field crops, agro-chemicals, and specialty nutrients.
To date, BigHaat has served over 50,000 farmers across India.
Ankur Capital is an early-stage VC fund that invests in companies improving the quality of lives across income segments. It focusses mainly on agriculture, fintech, healthcare and education sectors at the intersection of technology and business model innovation.