The following are timestamps of the meeting conducted on the 2nd of December, 2022, on “Climate resilient agriculture- virtual breakfast club.”
We organized a discussion session with a panel representing the funding side of the ecosystem. The panel discussed the following topics:
- What solutions can investors provide to address the challenges faced by Agtechs?
- How can we ensure that ecosystem support infrastructure is meeting the needs of Agtech startups?
- Are new platforms for information exchange between AgTech startups and investors needed?
- A few examples where investors have met the capital requirements of AgTechs.
Click on the timestamps from the webinar stream to hear specific segments.
09:04 – 09:52 – Shreejit Borthakur of IDH responds: “Trajectory of funding has changed. Till 2014, most of funding was going to mitigation but now as the exposure to climate change hazards has increased, there is a growing momentum towards adaptation and resilience.”
18:56 – 19:38 – Ashish Khetan from Indigram Labs Foundation responds: “Usually, Investors like to invest in startups that are at a revenue stage and not all businesses are venture capital friendly. But no business is a bad business.”
41:01 – 41:20 – Ashish Khetan from Indigram Labs Foundation responds: “It is crucial that we go to a sector specific incubator if the founder is looking for some value addition rather than being all over the place.”