Bengaluru-based BigHaat has raised over $2 million in pre-Series A funding round. The startup will use the capital to scale its data and technology. The company is going to be hiring across various departments in its business, and aims to engage over 10 million farmers across India over the next 24 months.
The current round also saw participation from Rockstud Capital, BigHaat’s existing investor Ankur Capital, and angel investors.
Founded in 2015 by Sateesh Nukala and SachinNandwana, BigHaat is an agri-inputs ecommerce player. The duo was inspired by their agriculture family background and decades of experience developing technology and products at MNCs.
BigHaat’s mission is to digitise the agriculture inputs ecosystem and empower farmers with access to high-quality agriculture inputs. It leverages science, data and technology to provide data-led crop advisory to farmers.
Its digital platform currently engages over three million farmers across India. BigHaat’s platform provides farmers with omni-channel access to advisory and products. It achieves this through digital touch-points (mobile app/web), a missed call for non-internet users, and feet-on-street presence. It offers vernacular advisory for rural users in multiple regional languages.
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