Omnivore Partners

Omnivore Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in startups from India developing breakthrough technologies for food and agriculture.

how we invest

the focus areas we like

  • Precision Agriculture, Big Data & IoT
  • Sustainable Inputs & Farm Automation
  • Supply Chain, Food Safety & Nutrition
  • Innovative Food Products & Services
  • Water Management & Rural Energy
  • Financial Technology & Inclusion

the kind of investments we make

  • Equity investments up to INR 25 crore
  • Significant minority stake taken
  • Board seat in every investment
  • Additional funding available for Series B
 

PORTFOLIO

  • Skymet
  • khedut
  • FrontalRain Technologies
  • Arohan Foods
  • Barrix
  • Stellapps
  • Eruvaka
  • Mitra
  • Y- Cook
  • ecoEen Solutions
  • Retigence
 

our team

  • Mark Kahn

    mark kahn

  • Jinesh Shah

    jinesh shah

  • Reihem Roy

    reihem roy

  • Subhadeep Sanyal

    subhadeep sanyal

  • Swarup Beria

    swarup beria

  • Imran khan

    imran khan

mark kahn

Founding Partner

Mark co-founded Omnivore Partners while working as Executive Vice President (Strategy & Business Development) at Godrej Agrovet, one of India's foremost diversified agribusiness companies. At Godrej Agrovet, Mark was responsible for corporate strategy, M&A, R&D, and new business incubation. Mark joined Godrej Agrovet from Syngenta, where he managed initiatives in corporate venture capital, emerging markets strategy, and business portfolio planning. He began his career as a strategy consultant with PFM. He earned a BA (Honors) from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar. Mark is a member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) National Council on Agriculture and serves on the board of Heifer International India.

reihem roy

Principal

Reihem joined Omnivore Partners in December 2012. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager at the Villgro Innovations Foundation, where he was responsible for identifying new social enterprises to fund, conducting due diligence on prospective startups, and supporting the scale up of portfolio companies. Reihem began his career as a Division Strategy Consultant (West & Central Africa) at the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD). He earned a BA in Economics (with Distinction) from Loyola College in Chennai and an M.Sc. in Environmental Economics from the University of East Anglia.

jinesh shah

Founding Partner

Jinesh co-founded Omnivore Partners in 2010. Previously he was Vice President and CFO at Nexus Venture Partners, one of India's leading early stage venture capital funds. At Nexus, he led investments in Sohan Lal Commodity Management (grain warehousing), Mobile2Win (mobile VAS), and Mistral Solutions (defense technologies). He earlier served in Finance roles with Datamatics (leading Treasury/M&A), Patni Computers (initiating the IPO process), and HCL Technologies (founding the BPO business). He is a Chartered Accountant with a B.Com from R A Poddar College and an MMS (Finance) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS).

swarup beria

Principal

Swarup joined Omnivore Partners in January 2015. Previously, he worked at TechnoServe, developing agricultural value chains across India.  After completing his MBA, Swarup worked at Merrill Lynch, making private equity investments in real estate. He started his career as a software engineer at Infosys and SAP Labs. Swarup earned a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Bombay and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta.

subhadeep sanyal

Principal

Subhadeep joined Omnivore Partners in June 2011. He has focused on sourcing deals in agricultural mechanization, supply chain technologies, and sustainable inputs. Previously, Subhadeep interned with Mahindra, supporting their entry into drip irrigation. He earned a B.Sc. (Honors) in Agricultural Science from Haryana Agricultural University, where he was the batch topper and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness Management from IIM-Ahmedabad.

imran khan

Finance Manager

Imran joined Omnivore Partners in July 2013. He is responsible for supporting fund administration and developing MIS systems for Omnivore portfolio companies. Previously, Imran worked for Basiz Fund Services as an Assistant Manager (Operations), where he oversaw fund accounting, portfolio valuation, investor reporting, and administration services for venture capital, private equity, and hedge funds. He started his career as a Chartered Accountant with A.M. Solanki & Associates. Imran earned his B.Com from Mumbai University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

 

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