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Ninjacart ropes in former agriculture, IT secretaries, Nabard chairman in advisory board

The advisory board will offer guidance leveraging their expertise in the fields of agriculture, supply chain design, public policy, finance, ecosystem building and technology

Ninjacart ropes in former agriculture, IT secretaries, Nabard chairman in advisory board
Kartheeswaran K K, COO and co-founder, Ninjacart
POSTED ON September 07, 2022 12:59 PM

Agritech start-up Ninjacart on Tuesday said it had formed an advisory board, which includes former IT and agriculture secretaries. This is part of its goal to revolutionise the agriculture ecosystem in India.

The advisory board will offer guidance leveraging their expertise in agriculture, supply chain design, public policy, finance, ecosystem building, and technology.

"The advisory board comprises a diverse group of professionals bringing deep expertise and decades of real-world experience to the table that will help Ninjacart in achieving its goal of revolutionising the agricultural ecosystem in India," the start-up said in a statement.

J Satyanarayana, Former IT Secretary, Government of India; Prakash Bakshi, former chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD); Anand Sinha, Retired Deputy Governor of RBI; Nandakumar, former Food and Agriculture Secretary, Government of India have been roped in the advisory board.

Kartheeswaran K K, COO and Co-Founder of Ninjacart, said, "The board members bring strategic inputs, knowledge, and important network connections that will play a pivotal role in adding to Ninjacart's success story."

Ninjacart aims to be the digital plumbing network for global agri commerce that solves structural problems such as information asymmetry, payment hassles, distribution inefficiency, and discovering new buyers and sellers with tech-first solutions.

The fresh produce supply chain start-up currently operates in over 150 markets across multiple agri commodities. It connects producers of food directly with retailers, restaurants, and service providers using in-house applications that drive end to end operations. Currently, its supply chain is equipped to move 1400 tonnes of perishables from farms to businesses daily within 12 hours.

It is backed by investors including TigerGlobal, Accel and Trifecta Capital. 

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