Venture Capital firms looking at agriculture start-ups for rich harvest

Venture Capital (VC) investment in startups that are working in agriculture and allied fields are gaining traction. This year, VC firms have backed five start-ups in the space with an aggregate investment of $32 million (around Rs 2 billion), which indicates that 2018 could well breach previous years’ record of early-stage investment in agri and agro-based startups. The rising interest of the investor community in the agriculture sector is also reflected in the number of deals that were closed in the last three years. According to data compiled by Venture Intelligence, a total of 1.....

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