Omnivore Capital India Agriculture 1
Last updated 13 May 2020, by Impactyield.
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Omnivore Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on agribusiness in India. We believe that there is a significant opportunity for innovative technologies and novel business models to transform rural India. We look to invest in entrepreneurs that seek to end hunger, reduce poverty, and reverse environmental devastation.
Omnivore Capital is an early-stage venture capital firm focused exclusively on agribusiness in India.
•What kind of companies do we want to invest in?
-focused on early stage agricultural technology (“ag-tech”) startups in India
-highly scalable, capital-efficient
-differentiation based on technology (IP) or business model
•Which focus areas do we like?
-plant science, animal science, aquaculture, sustainable inputs
-farm equipment, water management, agriculture services
-farmer finance, bio-fuels, distributed power generation
-rural information services, post-harvest infrastructure
•How do we like to invest in companies?
-initial investment ranging from 2 Cr INR to 10 Cr INR (~$0.5 million to ~$2 million)
-approximately Rs 25 Cr (~$5 million) per company over the lifecycle
-no majority/control positions, opportunity for active involvement
-Board seat (or observer seat with information rights) in every investment
-syndicate deals with like-minded investors
•What don't we invest into?
-agriculture real estate, land
-consumer packaged food, consumer goods
of track record
the year funded
Equal rights to ownership basic services technology and economic resources
Universal access to safe and nutritious food
Sustainable food production and resilient agricultural practices
Improve water quality, wastewater treatment and safe reuse
Expand and upgrade energy services for developing countries
Full employment and decent work with equal pay
Increase access to financial services and markets
Key performance indicators
Asset manager: Omnivore Capital
Product track record: Fund has 12 years of track record
Target IRR: 15%
Committed Capital: 38,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Target return category: Risk-adjusted market-rate of return
Fund domicile: India
Product status: Open - committed capital
Style/Stage: Angel Stage, Early Stage, Seed Stage
Inception year: 2011
Vintage year: 2012
Target region: Asia, Emerging countries, India, Southern Asia
Target close date: 01/12/2012
Product term: 8 years
Assets under management: 50,000,000 USD (US Dollar)
Investment size: Min: 500,000; Max: 5,000,000; Avg: 2,000,000
Co-investment policy: Only with LPs
Currency of investments: USD (US Dollar)
Currency for fund / product figures: USD (US Dollar)
Fund investments to date: 3
Fund investments to date exited or repaid: 0
Management fee: 2%
Carried interest: 20%
Hurdle rate: 8%%
GIIN Investors' Council Investment: No
Limited Partners / Investors: National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Bank_for_Agriculture_and_Rural_Development, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_Industries_Development_Bank_of_India, Nuziveedu Seeds (India's largest plant/crop seed company) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuziveedu_Seeds_Private_Limited, Godrej Agrovet (India's largest animal feed company) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godrej_Agrovet
Limited Partner / Investor Type: Development Finance Institution (DFI), Endowments/Foundations, Family Office, Pension Funds, Other Institutional Investors, Retail Investors
Phone number: +1 (650) 427-0050
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We believe that raising agricultural yields is one of the greatest challenges of our times. We are looking to invest in startups that will improve the income and livelihoods of farmers in India.
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