How a niche VC brought agritech into the sunlight5 min read . Updated: 21 Jun 2020, 07:11 PM IST
- Mark Kahn set up Omnivore, a fund for agritech startups, in India at a time when the sector was not on investors’ radars
- IT and biotech grew after the 1991 reforms in India, but agriculture is still tightly controlled and agritech pioneers are struggling
“How can I get an Israeli cow?" That was not a question Texan, Indophile, and Harvard-educated agribusiness manager Mark Kahn was expecting while trying to introduce new dairy feed to a group of farmers. That was 12 years ago and Kahn was in a village near Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh.
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