In the bustling tech corridors of Bengaluru, two childhood friends from Ranchi are scripting a global agritech story. Krishna Kumar and Kunal Prasad, founders of Cropin Technology Solutions, are on a mission to transform traditional farming with the power of data-driven intelligence.
What to know? Their journey began over a decade ago, driven by a shared concern for Indian farmers grappling with unpredictable yields and financial hardships. While Krishna, a former techie at General Electric, envisioned a tech-driven solution, Prasad, with his MBA and experience at Tata Motors, saw the potential for a scalable business model. Together, they launched Cropin in 2010, at a time when terms like ‘agri-tech’ were yet to gain traction.
Fast forward to today, and Cropin stands at the forefront of the agritech revolution. Their platform bridges the information gap between farmers and consumers, ensuring fair pricing and consistent supply. Their early clients included giants like Mother Dairy, and today, their reach spans 92 countries with clients ranging from multinational corporations to government agencies.
Looking ahead: But the duo isn’t stopping there. In a recent funding round, Cropin secured a whopping ₹113 crore from tech behemoth Google, JSR Corporation, and existing investors ABC Impact and Chiratae Ventures. This investment will supercharge the expansion of Cropin Cloud, their newly launched intelligent agriculture platform. Designed to meet the surging global demand for digitization and predictive intelligence in agriculture, Cropin Cloud represents the future of farming.
Krishna and Prasad’s vision goes beyond just business. They’re building the world’s first AI-based ‘ag cloud’ to map land and crops across a third of the planet. Their commitment? Merging agricultural sciences with AI to create sustainable and smart farming solutions.
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As the world grapples with climate change and food security challenges, Cropin’s innovations are more crucial than ever. And with the backing of global investors and a passionate team, this Ranchi duo is poised to make a lasting impact on the future of agriculture.
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