Nimble Growth[A new agritech startup disrupting horticulture industry in 2021]
Nimble Growth is an Agritech Startup
What is Nimble Growth?
Nimble Growth is a Horticulture startup that is into the production & supply of organic fruits, vegetables, founded by the team of Rahul Saria, Nagendra Kalkuli, Pradeep Kumar, Abhishek Bhagchandka in the year 2016.
Started on a mission “to provide a sustainable source of income to farmer Partners and solving the Iron, Vitamins deficiency in people by producing organic vegetables and fruits”
This Agritech startup has envisioned itself ‘to do something good for the society in terms of providing good food and improving soil health & fertility adding to the overall environment’
|Startup||Nimble Growth Organics|
|Products||Organic fruits & Vegetables|
How did Nimble Growth start in 2016?
Mr. Saria and the team have always believed that “Agritech is the future” because People ultimately will have to eat food, Population in a country like India is growing which resulted in the creation of the “Green Revolution” to produce enough food for the growing people.
With Green Revolution, though it solved the supply challenge along came a lot of challenges in terms of health, specifically deficiencies in Iron, vitamins, magnesium, potassium, etc.., due to the usage of chemical pesticides in farming practices.
This is where they saw a problem to solve and started building the Nimble growth in which they take care of complete production ensuring the quality of produce as a top priority, and that’s how Nimble Growth been started in 2016.
Here is a quick overview of Nimble Growth
How does it work?
This Horticulture startup has a 90-day program i.e 90 days PoP which is Unique Practice of Packaging that talks about from seeding to harvesting and the activities involved at the ground level for complete organic farming, which is where the farmers assure the quality against the MSP Commitment from Nimble Growth.
Post Production work involves a stringent Inwarding process comprising of grading, packaging, and finally delivering the packages to the customers.
This horticulture-startup has a very detailed process involving
- Training & Handholding
- Contract & Captive Farming
- Technical Assistance
- Selling the Produce
- Creating Employment
- Subsidies & Grants
Where does Nimble Growth stand in 2021?
This organic veggies and fruits producing startup have grown from a team of 4 in 2016 to a headcount on an average of 30 in 2021, been operating in southern Metro cities of Bengaluru, Hyderabad.
This Bengaluru-based startup has onboarded around 200+ Farmer Partners, supplying over 150+ Metrics Tonnes per month with 800+ acres under cultivation having 80+ SKUs.
Nimble Growth has targeted customers such as Local Independent stores, Multi-stores, E-commerce startups selling vegetables online, and large enterprise clients.
- Leafy Greens
Nimble Growth has doubled the volume of produce in the first 6 months of 2021 of the total volume produced in the entire previous year i.e 2020.
According to Mr.Saria, CFO Nimble Growth, It has generated over a whopping US$ 1 Million in Revenue.
Nimble Growth is building the Test-tech app which is one of its kind in agritech industry, where customers can know everything about a particular food from point of “seeding to harvesting”.
This agri-tech startup is now in the two cities and wants to expand Pan India, it is planning to expand in the city of Pune very soon, and planning to expand in 4-5 cities.
This Bengaluru-based startup is planning to tap on the organic market which is less than 0.5% of Indian horticulture market and it is growing at CAGR 22% YoY which is a huge opportunity to grow.
Nimble Growth, though is an agritech startup, it has been deep technology-driven to look after the following tasks
- Production Management & Traceability App
- B2B App
- Tech Enabled Farming
- SCM App
Nimble Growth Funding
This Horticulture startup has been funded with an undisclosed amount from Angels such as a lot of CEOs, CFOs, CXOs, Global bankers, Global Wealth funds.
Nimble Growth Founders
Rahul Saria, Finance – has an experience as an Ex-CFO in the likes of Vedantu, Rentamojo
Nagendra Kalkuli, Production – has working experience as a Solution Architect in Microsoft solutions India
Pradeep Kumar, Sales – worked as Solution Architect in Havells India
Abhishek Bhagchandka, Operations – worked before in the fields of Analytics & Operations in Tech giants like HCL, Godaddy
How do you define horticulture?
Horticulture is the art or science of cultivating gardens,small plants to produce fruits, vegetables
What is horticulture in agriculture?
Growing of vegetables is the horticulture in agriculture
What is the difference between horticulture and agriculture?
Agriculture is the art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of various crops, and the rearing and management of livestock. on the other hand, horticulture is the cultivation of garden crops such as vegetables, fruits, ornamental plants
What are the 4 types of horticulture?
1.Pomology - Cultivation of fruits ; 2.Olericulture - Cultivation of Vegetables ; 3.Floriculture - Cultivation of Flowers ; 4.Ornamental - Cultivation of unaesthetic plants like shrubs, potted plants etc..,