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Omnivore Fund II

Omnivore II invests in Indian start-ups developing breakthrough technologies for food and agriculture, which primarily benefits the rural economy. The Fund Manager believes the key to transforming rural India lies in increasing the profitability, improving the sustainability, and reducing the uncertainty faced by smallholder farmers.

Omnivore Fund II

Omnivore II invests in Indian start-ups developing breakthrough technologies for food and agriculture, which primarily benefits the rural economy. The Fund Manager believes the key to transforming rural India lies in increasing the profitability, improving the sustainability, and reducing the uncertainty faced by smallholder farmers.

About the fund

Although India has made good progress in its transformation to an industry and service-based economy, 42% of the total workforce are still working in the agriculture sector. Smallholder farmers represent 85% of total farm households yet remain at or slightly above the global poverty line. They are faced with multiple challenges, including low yields, water scarcity, soil degradation, and low access to agricultural credit and insurance. Omnivore II’s investment in early-stage companies which propose business solutions for such challenges supports the farmers to realize higher and more sustainable incomes. SIFEM’s investment of USD 7 million helps to reduce the inequalities in the rural sector and promotes sustainable food production, ultimately fostering broad-based and long-term private sector growth in one of the most important sectors of the Indian economy.

Investments by the fund

             
Date Name Country Industry Status
2018 Company 1 India Software and computer services Active
2020 Company 2 India Farming, fishing and plantations Active
2021 Company 3 India Software and computer services Active
2020 Company 4 India Software and computer services Active
2020 Company 5 India Farming, fishing and plantations Active
2021 Company 6 India Software and computer services Active
2019 Company 7 India Software and computer services Active
2020 Company 8 India Transportation and storage Active
2019 Company 9 India Software and computer services Active
2021 Company 10 India Farming, fishing and plantations Active
2022 Company 11 India Software and computer services Active
2020 Company 12 India Farming, fishing and plantations Active
2019 Company 13 India Food products and beverages Active
2019 Company 14 India Software and computer services Active
2021 Company 15 India Software and computer services Active
2018 Company 16 India Wholesale and retail sale Active
2021 Company 17 India Software and computer services Active
2022 Company 18 India Software and computer services Active
2022 Company 19 India Software and computer services Active
2019 Company 20 India Software and computer services Active
2021 Company 21 India Software and computer services Active
2019 Company 22 India Software and computer services Active
2020 Company 23 India Farming, fishing and plantations Active
2021 Company 24 India Software and computer services Active
2022 Company 25 India Farming, fishing and plantations Active
2022 Company 26 India Food products and beverages Active
2021 Company 27 India Software and computer services Active
2021 Company 28 India Software and computer services Active
2021 Company 29 India Software and computer services Active
2019 Company 30 India Technology hardware and equipment Active
2022 Company 31 India Software and computer services Active
Reference code
2018-01
Status
Active
Date of commmitment
January 2018
Date of exit
-
Fund size
USD
94,000,000
SIFEM commitment
USD
7,000,000
Asset class
Private Equity
Investment strategy
Investment through Fund
Fund manager
Omnivore Partners