CropIn Technology raises funding to bring big data to farms

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BANGALORE: Agriculture technology provider CropIn Technology Solutions has raised funding from US-based investment firm Invested Development. The firm, which provides agriculture technology to farmers as well as large companies including PepsiCo and Mahindra & Mahindra, will use the money to scale up its technology, hire talent and also explore opportunities in markets such as Kenya, […]

India’s geek cultural revolution

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BANGALORE, India — When 30-year-old Krishna Kumar decided to quit his job and launch a tech startup aimed at India’s millions of farmers three years ago, he told his boss and his friends. But he let his parents believe he was happily marching along the corporate treadmill at GE. After all, by quitting he was […]

India tech: Cool solutions to colossal problems

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NEW DELHI, India — India’s startup scene is running a decade or so behind China’s, but it’s on the same path to creating scores of billion dollar internet companies, according to World Startup Report founder Bowei Gai. Early leaders — like e-commerce company Flipkart, travel portal Makemytrip, and ticket booker Redbus.in — have succeeded by […]

Startups pave way for Farming 2.0

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BENGALURU: Smart phones and internet may not have penetrated much in rural Karnataka and India but that’s not stopping a slew of startups in Bengaluru from offering next-gen farming tips, with the assistance of technology . From offering expert advice to farmers on crop and sowing pattern to solutions on how to harvest and maximize […]

Smart Farm Management Solutions: Innovation From the CropIn Stable!

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Agriculture accounts for about 18 per cent of GDP of India and about two-thirds of the population is dependent on the sector. The importance of developing this sector is reinforced by the unique role of Indian agriculture in the macroeconomic framework and its role in poverty alleviation. Taking a cue from this information and after observing the […]

CropIn: an innovation to address problems of Indian farmers

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In 2009, software engineer Krishna Kumar, working at US conglomerate General Electric Co. (GE) India’s state-of-the-art Bangalore office, decided that he wanted to build and work on technology solutions that would address the problems faced by the bottom half of India’s 1.2 billion strong population. After reading former GE chief executive Jack Welch’s book Straight […]