Co-founder and CEO Shashank Kumar talks about agritech, the opportunities and challenges accompanying it and the startup’s path to profitability.
Shashank Kumar is a busy man. The co-founder and CEO of agritech startup DeHaat is raising a new round of funding. (One week after this interview, news broke that the company had raised Rs 366 crore, or $46 million, in Series E funding led by Belgian investment firm Sofina Ventures.)
He is also busy because October and November are harvest time for kharif (summer) crops and also when fields are prepared for sowing rabi (winter) crops—a time when most people at his company are out in the fields to interact with farmers.
But then, Kumar has been busy ever since …
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