Agtech start-up Gramophone eyes expansion in UP, Maharashtra and South

Indore-centered agritech start-up Gramophone has included a investing module — Vyapar — to its farm

Indore-centered agritech start-up Gramophone has included a investing module — Vyapar — to its farm management platform that will help farmers connect with consumers and sell their deliver immediately.

Also, the organization options to grow its functions to states such as Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the next twelve months, said Gramophone founder Tauseef Khan.

Gramophone at this time operates mostly in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, where by over 7 lakh farmers are employing the farm management platform for crop advisory and obtain of inputs. “We are adding about one particular lakh farmers each individual month to our platform,” Khan said. Also, the organization has a actual physical presence in 9 spots through its Gramodaya centres.

The Gramophone platform provides customised crop advisory to farmers appropriate from sowing of the crop to the harvest through its cell application and also through the call centre, Khan said. Farmers are supplied agronomy guidance and updates on climate, marketplace rate and also on pests and ailments.

Gramophone at this time operates with firms such as Godrej Agrovet and Dhanuka on the crop protection side and with seed firms such as Rasi and Nunheims amongst other people.

Now, by adding the Vyapar module to its platform, Gramophone is enabling farmers to marketplace their deliver. It has by now about 500 consumers on board, including traders and processors on its platform and options to increase a further 5,000 by the calendar year-close, he said.

Started off in 2016, Gramophone lifted $three.4 million in its newest round of funding in December 2020 from Siana Money. Before, it had lifted a overall of $4.5 million from traders such as Details Edge, Asha Effect and Improved Money.