On Nov 28, Caspian signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a-IDEA, the technology business incubator promoted by the National Academy for Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), with the support of the Department of Science & Technology, GoI.
The mission of a-IDEA is to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in agriculture in India. They provide incubation and acceleration services, capacity building, as well as assistance with technology and regulation.
Caspian makes debt and equity investments in Food & Agribusiness companies. We have invested across various supply chains including organic products, dry commodities, fruits & vegetables and dairy. Our investee companies also include input providers, technology and infrastructure providers for the Food & Agri supply chain.
Caspian and a-IDEA will leverage on synergies in the Food & Agri space and collaborate to build and improve methodologies and systems to help innovative Agri startups scale faster and become investable. With a combination of a-IDEA’s incubation and capacity building expertise and Caspian’s investment experience, we hope to spur high quality entrepreneurs on to building value, attracting investment and leverage.