Food & Agri Investment Summit 2018 / Speakers

Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners

Jinesh Shah is the co-founder of Omnivore Partners, a venture fund investing in early stage Indian start-ups developing breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture and rural livelihoods.

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Amardeep Sibia, CEO, SatSure Ltd

Krishna Kumar, Founder & CEO, CropIn Technology Solutions Pvt Ltd.

Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO at CropIn Technology Solutions, has made it possible to enable data-driven farming by connecting all the stakeholders in the agri ecosystem. CropIn is a leading Global Full-Stack AgTech Company that provides SaaS based solutions thus enabling businesses to utilize technology to effectively drive their initiatives around Digitization, Compliance, Sustainability and Traceability.

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Hemendra Mathur, Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund

Hemendra has over 22 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, management consulting and investment banking.

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Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, CEO, AgNext Technologies

Prasoon Gupta, Co founder and Director, Sattviko

A graduate from IIT Roorkee, Prasoon Gupta, Co-Founder and Director, Sattviko, is a serial entrepreneur. Owing to his talent and business acumen he was recognized as the youngest ‘Distinguished Alumni’ from IIT Roorkee and one of the youngest charter members of TiE Delhi. Prasoon has an extensive experience in entrepreneurship to his credit as he founded his first venture, ‘Techbuddy Consulting Pvt Ltd’ when he was still a student at the IIT.

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Hitesh Ahuja, Founder and CEO, Yumlane

Hitesh Ahuja is Founder & CEO of CPG brand Yumlane, India’s first heat & eat category food brand with its flagship products Heat n’ Eat Pizzas. Yumlane, founded in 2016 is positioned as a mass premium brand targeting millennials, rushed moms, young kids. He believes Pizza in retail is once-in-a-lifetime, large unmet need and Yumlane is capitalizing this white space opportunity.

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Ebrahim Akbari, Co founder, Doodhwala

Ebrahim Akbari, the founding partner of Doodhwala, along with this partner scaled a 5 member company to a 400 member company in just three years, making Doodhwala India’s largest subscription based e-grocer. As a savvy negotiator and with cutting edge entrepreneurial skills he built a business model which has revolutionized the way people in India are buying milk and the way local dairies are selling milk.

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Pawan Raj Kumar , Co founder & CEO, Supa Star Foods

Pawan, with more than 20 years of experience in the food service industry, is a co-founder and CEO of Supa Star Foods, a packaged food & beverage company that markets its products under two brands SUPACORN and MISHT. 

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Vasudevan Chinnathambi, Co founder, Ninjacart

Vasu is a co-founder of Ninjacart. He has total of 10+ years of experience in Technology and product domain with companies such as Infosys, HindustanTimes and TaxiForSure. At Ninjacart, Vasu leads people and marketing function was instrumental in setting up operations in initial days. He is a management graduate from School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL, Gurugram).

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Gaurav Kapoor, Senior Private Sector Development Adviser, UK Department for International Development (DFID)

Gaurav is the Senior Private Sector Development Adviser with DFID, India. A seasoned adviser, Gaurav has about 20 years of experience across responsible PE/VC investments, investment funds, corporate development and policy reform having worked in domestic and international markets.

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Shripad Nadkarni, Founder Director, Fingerlix

Shripad Nadkarni is the Founder Director of Fingerlix (Maverix Platforms Pvt. Ltd.). Fingerlix is a brand of Ready-to-Cook & Eat Fresh Food which was launched in Mumbai last May and recently raised Series A funding from Accel Venture Partners & Zephyr Peacock.

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Amuleek Singh Bijral, Founder and CEO, Chai Point

Amuleek Singh Bijral hails from the state of Jammu & Kashmir. After completing his engineering with honors from Thapar University, Punjab and a MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked with Microsoft Corporation and EMC (now a part of Dell) in developer, consulting, strategy and sales roles. Before starting Mountain Trail Foods Private Limited (Chai Point is a brand under it), he was the country manager for RSA (a world-leading Information Security Company).

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Vijay Uttarwar, CEO, Naturell (India)

Vijay Uttarwar is a serial Entrepreneur with business experience spanning from Software to Consumer Products.  

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S Venkatraman, Partner and Director, Rabo Equity Advisors

S. Venkatraman is a Partner & Director with Rabo Equity Advisors, the Investment Advisor to India Agri Business Fund 1 and 2. This is the first private equity fund in Asia dedicated to the Food & Agribusiness sector. At Rabo Equity, Venkat is the senior member of the investment team, involved in deal ideation, origination, evaluation, investment, execution and portfolio management.

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Kuchibotla Srinivas, Partner – Food, Agri & Retail Practice, KPMG

Puneet Kumar, Vice President, Nexus Venture Partners

Puneet finds his passion and purpose in simplifying how businesses and consumers interact with one another through technology. He grew up in an agricultural mandi in Rajasthan and spent most of his first 16 years of life at his shop dealing with farmers and auctioning grains in the Mandi. Through his work, he enjoys nurturing the passion for finding and growing lifelong friendships. He is most excited about Agri-tech, Consumer brands, SaaS platforms and Gaming in India. Due to his close relationships with farmers, food and agriculture sectors are closest to his heart.

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Anurag Malempati, Founder & Executive Director, Leap India Food & Logistics

Founder & Executive Director of Leap India food & Logistics, One of the leading developer of Agri Silos in the country.

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Vaidhehi Ravidran, Vice President, Aspada Investment Advisors

Shruti Srivastava, Principal, Omnivore Partners