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Vernacular Tech changing Business Landscape in India for Next Billion Users

November 1, 2018
As the number of internet users from rural areas increase, businesses are increasingly realizing that the best way to reach the ‘Next Billion Users’ is to provide options in local languages. According to a 2017 report by KPMG and Google, 9 out of 10 new internet users between 2016 and 2021 will use local languages. Companies are quickly recognizing that their best chance of growth is to attract these users by building solutions that cater to their language requirements
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“Is your potato same as mine?”?—?How digitizing produce quality assessment can transform Indian agri-marketing!

April 18, 2018
Indian agriculture has undoubtedly witnessed a remarkable growth during last few decades. Agricultural production in India has undergone a phenomenal change since the...
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Looking back and Looking ahead — India’s evolving AgriTech startup ecosystem

March 19, 2018
The past year has probably seen a spurt of new companies crop up (no pun intended) in what is commonly being referred to as Agritech. These young companies typically run by non-farming folks are trying to gnaw away at a sector that is Jurassic, a behemoth...
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What can today’s startups learn from past agricultural revolutions

June 28, 2017
For farmers, most of the sales and purchases are livelihood decisions and it is important to understand that they live in a village with very little individuation. There is a much greater consciousness of the collective viewpoints while taking decisions. They are members of groups and they adapt or modify...
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India's healthcare landscape's about to change in a big way

March 25, 2015
These quacks masquerade as knowledgeable medical professionals in the remote villages of India. The villagers are none the wiser, heed their advice as gospel and swallow their pills in a last ditch attempt to access at least some form of healthcare. People in villages often...
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The 3 things we look for in the entrepreneurs we invest in

December 30, 2014
We at Ankur can be picky with the companies we choose to invest in. Out of 500 companies we screened in the last year, we made the decision to invest only in 3. When we first look at a company...
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Appropriate Capital

April 1, 2014
Impact focused companies are very diverse and need different kinds of capital to accelerate their growth. Impact investors typically need to use a range of deal structures to address this. Download a study conducted by INSEAD to better understand this.
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