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Amazon for Farmers | Shashank Kumar @ DeHaat
Episode 762nd December 2021 • Founder Thesis •
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Agriculture is the primary source of livelihood for more than half of India’s population. And with more than 3/5th of land under cultivation, the scope of incorporating technology becomes even more evident.

In this episode of Founder Thesis, Akshay Datt talks with Shashank Kumar, Co-founder and CEO, DeHaat. He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi and has previously worked in the management consulting domain before kicking off his entrepreneurial journey.

Hailing from a farming background, he had a first-hand understanding of the issues faced by farmers on a day-to-day basis. During his corporate stint, he further observed the gap between institutional buyers and farmers that led to the birth of DeHaat in 2012. And today this ‘Direct-to-Farmer’ company does not only support farmers by providing last-mile delivery of 360-degree Agri services but also helps them with insurance and loans.

Tune in to this episode to hear Shashank speak about how DeHaat is transforming the supply chain and production efficiency in the Indian farm sector through AI-enabled technology.

What you must not miss!

  • Building and scaling an online marketplace for farmers.
  • Incorporating machine learning to set up an advisory for farmers
  • The role technology is playing in bringing behavioural change in the agriculture sector.
  • Fundraising journey.