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InQube Innoventures Limited

About my Start-up

InQube Innoventures is a Tech-for-good company. Vision of InQube is to cultivate a Sustainable, Eco-friendly and Equitable world by continually empowering millions of farmers across nations through development and deployment of state-of-the-art technologies.

InQube Innoventures is focussed on integrating and harnessing the best of TECHNOLOGY, DESIGN and ANALYTICS for innovation-led applications and solutions to problems of the next 500 million. InQube works for SUSTAINABILITY and equal opportunity access – to positively impact the rural economy across nations in the developing world with Agriculture as its prime economic driver.

InQube currently operates in India, United Kingdom, Peru, Kenya, Bangladesh and Republic of Congo.

Recognition:
# Google for Start-ups – UN SDG (2021)
# Department of DCMS, Govt of UK – under UK-India Tech Hub program (2019-20)
# Global Entrepreneurship Program, DIT, Govt of UK (2019-20)
# UNDP ImpactAims pre-accelerator 2022, supported by Seedstars and Financial Times
# DMCC C3 Impact Scale-up Program 2022, Dubai
# Wadhwani Venture Fast Track Accelerator 2021, India

Why your idea is a “winner"?:

# Infinite scalability
# Instantaneous adaptability to new language
# Offline features to cover internet challenges
# Platform customization and white-labelling
# Highest level of data security with distributed database segregation
# Ready platform for farm-to-table traceability as a SaaS model - can be adapted by smallest of food enterprises
# Complete analytical capability from Data Visualization to Data manifestation
# AI & ML capabilities on alternate cropping, fertilizer mapping, & micronutrient heatmap etc.

What is your current or intended business/revenue model?:

This is a B2B SaaS platform – with user based revenue model for SME enterprises and a fixed license fee model for larger enterprises and government linked organizations.

Do you have any Patent or IP registered (related to the solution that you are looking for an investment)?:

We don't have any patent registered in our name as of now, but we are planning to file patent in next 3 months.

Has your technology already been implemented in any field/sector?:

Yes, the platform is fully running with enterprises across 5 countries at this point.

Some of the important clients include
# Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Peru
# Department of Agriculture, County Government of Nyeri, Kenya
# Food enterprises, farm co-operative and organic farms across India, Peru, Kenya, Congo, Togo, Philippines and Bangladesh

Which market and customer need(s)/problem(s) is (are) your products(s)/service(s) going to solve?:

Small Farmers consist of more than 83% of farmers globally, create livelihood to 2 billion+ people & produce 80%+ food in Africa & Asia.

Challenges faced:
 Sub-optimal support to farming risks like
• Lack of access to information of weather and market prices
• Risk at the time of buying right quality agri inputs at right price
• Risk of loss at the time of sowing and germination
• Risk of pest and diseases at the time of cultivation
• Risk of getting low price due to production glut
 Lack of access to information, advisory, & credit Support

InQube offers Agri ERP platform for agri value chain linked institutions. With a cloud based, open source, scalable and multi-lingual platform, it offers decision support backbone for farmers and enterprise by aggregating farm level data and utilising the data available from other sources.

Main functions of the ERP platform:
• Farmer decision support system
• Farm Credit management system
• Farm Value chain traceability system

Traceability:

Farm-to-fork traceability for food sector enterprises in SaaS model for:
# Internal quality assurance, compliance with food certifications standards
# Customer delight with a QR code on the food packet for total visibility of value chain
# Export oriented food companies
# Blockchain based authentication with premium version
# Focus on SME's and FPO's - no upfront investment

Team members
Subhankar Pandey CTO

Experience of over 20 years Worldwide in IT & Systems on BFSI, Agri-tech & Education Domains

Worked in 5 different Continents with top companies like Oracle, Morgan Stanley, MSCI, iFlex Solutions etc. Unique exposure to Global Technology and Business Practices.

Vastly Experienced in different Project Management Philosophies & Techniques, with special understanding of Capacity Planning, Sizing, System Design, Benchmarking, Scale Testing and Performance Tuning.

He loves to indulge in research work on different emerging technologies like Block-Chain, A.I., IOT for mass.

Subhankar has won multiple international and corporate awards including the Prestigious Asean Bankers’ Award.

He has co-founded InQube Innoventures with an aim to make Technology reach the common people. He is currently leading the whole practice ‘Social Engagement through Sustainable Change’ for InQube.

Partha S Ghosh Non-Executive Chairman

Partha S. Ghosh, based in Boston, is a renowned strategist and an innovator of Business and Economic models – Mr. Ghosh holds B. Tech from IIT Kharagpur, Masters’ in Chemical Engg. and MBA from MIT, Cambridge and AMP from Harvard. He had a long career of 12 years with McKinsey & Company – out of that last 6 years as a partner. Among his other previous positions, he was the Chairman & the Chief Mentor of Boston Analytics, a firm specializing in providing precision analytical services/financial modeling tools. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Advisors of M&A/Strategic Alliance Advisory firm Access International Partners, and Chairman of Business Intelligence firm Intersoft K.K based in Tokyo.

He is involved as a faculty resource with MIT & Harvard University on strategic management /policy design and leadership, and Tufts University on Globalization & Innovation. He is currently in an advisory role with multiple organizations world wide.

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