Dealflow | January 18, 2024

KisanKonnect’s raises $3.7 million to combat food waste and boost farmers in India

Lucy Ngige
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Lucy Ngige

ImpactAlpha, January 18 – Pune-based KisanKonnect started its farm-to-consumer logistics service to cut food waste in India’s inefficient and fragmented food supply chain. It’s evolving to help its thousands of smallholder farmer partners adopt climate-resilient farming practices and technologies. Among its initiatives: “agri clinics” to help farmers improve soil health.

Sandiip Bhammer of Green Frontier Capital, which led the company’s $3.7 million pre-Series A round, credited KisanKonnect’s “dedication to soil improvement, reduced chemical usage, and elevated farm productivity – values that align seamlessly with our mission to champion climate tech innovations.”

Agri-chemicals company Dhanuka Agritech and several family offices also participated in the funding round.

Direct to consumer

On the consumer side of its business, KisanKonnect’s app allows its more than 300,000 customers to place orders and see which farms their produce comes from. The company also sells its own line of healthy snacks and branded food staples.