Seed investors who see rich harvest from agri-tech start-ups
“We both believed that agriculture entrepreneurship is going to become a huge sector and that it desperately needed capital, because traditional venture capital funds ignored it,” says Mark Kahn, Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners, a venture capital firm that invests in ventures that come up with breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture and rural economy sectors. “We saw this as an opportunity and decided to raise a fund,” he explains, as to why Omnivore Partners came into being.
Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner, adds that they believed agriculture was going through interesting times, thanks to a growing population with changed dietary habits – from a grain-based one to a protein-based diet. They also believed that this shift will last for a couple of generations and decided to focus on agriculture and food sectors.