Animal Husbandry and Aquaculture Agritech Startup Aqgromalin Has Raised USD 5.25 Mn In Its Pre-Series A Funding Round


Animal husbandry and aquaculture agritech startup Aqgromalin has raised $5.25 Mn in a Pre Series A funding round with participation from Sequoia India’s Surge, Omnivore Partners India and Zephyr Peacock India. The startup plans to deploy the funds towards strengthening its market expansion, farmer base, technology and product development.

Founded in 2020 by Bharani CL and Prasanna Manogaran, Aqgromalin is building a full-stack agritech platform to help farmers diversify into animal husbandry and aquaculture. It claims to provide a data-backed traceable supply chain to farmers, butchers, meat companies and exporters for their poultry, seafood and livestock needs.

“Animal Husbandry and Aquaculture are highly fragmented and underserved sectors in the Indian agricultural landscape. As part of the fund acquisition, we look forward to expanding our operations and helping farmers overcome the challenges of limited availability of quality live inputs and lack of access to markets,” said Bharani CL, cofounder of Aqgromalin.

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According to the Chennai-based startups, it has recorded a 10x growth in revenue over the last six months and has onboarded a total of over 300,000 farmers and entrepreneurs on its platform.

The Indian market for animal husbandry was valued at INR 93,000 Cr in 2020 and it is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.6% during 2021 and 2026 to reach INR 1,28,017 Cr by the end of the forecast period. 

This figure includes the breeding and raising of livestock and the revenues received from the sale of broiler meat, eggs, buffalo meat, sheep/goat meat, pig meat, wool, animal skin etc. On the other hand, the aquaculture industry is the business of farming aquatic organisms in both inland waters and marine areas.

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