Mark Kahn is a Managing Partner of Omnivore, a venture capital firm, based in India, which funds entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems. Omnivore pioneered agritech investing in India, backing over 25 startups since 2011, and currently manages INR 9.35 billion (approximately $130 million) across two funds. Omnivore defines itself as a “financial first” impact investor, seeking to deliver market-rate venture capital returns, while impacting the lives of Indian smallholder farmers and rural communities. Every day, Omnivore portfolio companies drive agricultural prosperity and transform food systems across India, making farming more profitable, resilient, and sustainable.
The way we produce food is the number one threat to nature, driving accelerating loss and degradation of lands and waters, climate change and declining productivity in farms, fields, forestry...