Hemendra is a co-founder at ThinkAg, a platform for accelerating agriculture and food innovation. He is also a Venture Partner with Bharat Innovation Fund – a deeptech focused fund investing across sectors.
He has over 22 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, management consulting and investment banking. Hemendra, in his career, has invested in several early stage agritech companies and SMEs in food processing and agricultural supply chain.
He is a mentor, investor and board member in many food and ag-tech start-ups working on innovations in agri-inputs, market linkages, mechanization, food nutrition and farmer financing. In his previous assignments, he has worked with SEAF, Yes Bank, Rabobank, KSA Technopak and ORG-MARG. He is a management graduate from IIM (Ahmedabad) and Agricultural Engineer from Rajasthan Agricultural University.
Posts by Hemendra Mathur
The role of tech-enabled formal financing in agriculture in India
India is home to 146 million farmers, 86% of which are small and marginal farmers. Although agriculture is a key economic activity in India and employs almost 55% of the population, access to finance remains a challenge for most farmers, especially the small and marginal ones.