Ag-tech firm Arya raises $21 million from Quona Capital and existing investors

Agri-tect start out-up Arya has raised $21 million (₹154 crore) in B sequence equity and debt funding. The equity round was led by Quona Funds, a enterprise organization targeted on fintech in emerging marketplaces, along with present investors LGT Lightstone Aspada and Omnivore, the company claimed in a assertion.

A number of loan providers participated in providing additional debt financing to the company. The new funding will be used to increase financing to farmers by means of Arya’s embedded fintech arm, Aryadhan, and to bolster its electronic article-harvest services and sector linkages platform,

Arya presents electronic solutions for storage, processing, financing, and sector linkages and its customers include things like farmers, farmer producer organisations (FPOs), economic establishments, SME agri processors, commodity traders and corporate agri-enterprise homes.

Arya statements that it will help farmers realise much better price for their create by means of village stage commodity storage, built-in financing, and sector linkage services to create much better options for commodity sales.

“Of the foodstuff grains worthy of $a hundred thirty billion developed by India on a yearly basis, there are substantial losses in most important and secondary marketplaces owing to absence of storage, forcing farmers to offer off-cycle for lessen returns,” claimed Arya’s Co-Founder and CEO, Prasanna Rao. “These similar farmers are dependent on financing for their money circulation demands but are vastly underserved, hurting their means to retail outlet and offer their create optimally. Arya’s electronic resolution pairs warehousing with financing and crucial sector linkage services to assistance smallholder farmers prosper.”

“Arya is addressing a vastly underserved sector of farmers in India, 50 percent of whom beforehand had little entry to article-harvest finance,” claimed Ganesh Rengaswamy, Co-founder and Companion at Quona Funds. “We feel Arya’s exclusive method, providing a complete-company electronic platform with embedded finance and differentiated efficiencies for modest farm holders, will generate the future of farming in India.”

As part of the financial commitment, Varun Malhotra, Principal at Quona Funds, will be a part of the Board of Arya. Financial commitment lender IndigoEdge was the distinctive advisor on the offer.