AgTech Innovations: Spotlight on Bengaluru-based Startups Shaping Asian Agriculture

January 4, 2024

Bengaluru has long been India’s tech hub, known as the “Silicon Valley” of India due to the high concentration of Information Technology (IT) businesses. However, recently, it has also been making significant strides in the AgTech industry, with several promising startups emerging, particularly since 2020. AgTech, or agricultural technology, refers to the use of technology in farming for the purposes of improving efficiency, yield, and profitability. Here we provide a sampling of these startups, located right in Bengaluru and which have made significant strides in recent years, despite their fairly recent inception.

Bhasha: Life

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: AgTech, B2B, E-Commerce, Fashion, Natural Language Processing, Supply Chain Management
Founders: Mayank Tiwari, Mayank Tiwari
Description: Bhasha: life is addressing the forward and backward challenges of non-perishable agri products, handlooms and handicrafts to create better margins, generate trust and cultivate transparency throughout the supply chain. The startup empowers suppliers to become micro-entrepreneurs, assisting them to transact successfully with their suppliers and buyers alike.

You can follow Bhasha: Life on Linkedin.

ReshaMandi

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: AgTech, Internet, Supply Chain Management, Textiles
Founders: Mayank Tiwari, Saurabh Agarwal, Utkarsh Apoorva
Description: ReshaMandi is building a full-stack ecosystem to organise the natural fibre supply chain worldwide. The company provides services including quality testing, technical advisory, high-quality inputs, and market linkages at each node of the natural fibre supply chain.

You can follow ReshaMandi on Twitter or on Facebook or the company’s Linkedin profile.

Agdhi Technologies

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: AgTech
Founders: Anshad Ameenza, Nikhil Das
Description: Mission-driven Agdhi is combining digital technology and human creativity to create sustainable methods in agriculture.

Farmstop

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: Agriculture, AgTech, E-Commerce, Farming, Organic, Organic Food, Retail, Sustainability
Founders: Pradeep Reddy
Description: Farmstop is an ethical online E-store for farm-fresh organic produce sourced directly from genuine organic farmers. The startup promotes and encourages farmers to take up organic farming and aids in building a healthy planet.

You can follow Farmstop on Twitter, Facebook or the company’s Linkedin profile.

Onato

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: Agriculture, AgTech
Founders: Ashish Jindal, Vedant Katiyar
Description: Onato is developing a technology platform for India’s $100+ billion fruits and vegetables (F&V) industry.

You can follow Onato on Linkedin.

Orga Plants

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: Agriculture, AgTech
Founders: Manish Thilagar, Thejas Adithiya
You can follow Orga Plants on Linkedin.

Gramiyaa

Location: Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Industry: AgTech, E-Commerce, Food and Beverage, Retail

You can follow Gramiyaa on Linkedin..

In a rapidly digitising world, it’s no surprise that the agricultural sector too is embracing technology to increase efficiency and productivity. These startups in Bengaluru are revamping farming techniques, supply chain processes, and retail experiences related to agricultural produce, navigating the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. While they were all established in 2020 or later, their innovative solutions and business models are promising for the future of AgTech in India and beyond.

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