AgNext Technologies, India’s leading agritech start-up, has been selected by Google India for the fifth edition of Google for Startups Accelerator (GFSA) India. The 3-month accelerator programme recognises deep-tech start-ups that are focused on solving India-specific challenges using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. Out of the 700 start-ups screened for the programme, AgNext and 15 other start-ups have been selected to be part of the GFSA India programme.
AgNext is a Punjab-based agritech start-up that has been globally recognised for its work in building and implementing deep-tech solutions for food assessment and accelerating quality-based trade. AgNext has successfully built integrated hardware, software and data analytics solutions that culminate into a one-stop full stack platform ‘Qualix’, which helps agribusinesses in addressing food quality issues.
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On the selection in the GFSA programme, Taranjeet Singh Bhamra, Founder & CEO of AgNext, said “As a deep-tech start-up, the recognition of AgNext’s AI-led solutions by Google India is an honour and substantiation that we are headed in the right direction. We are thrilled to be part of this programme and look forward to engaging with the Google team to receive mentorship and support across technology, product strategy, and marketing domains. At AgNext, we aim to use the power of AI to solve the core issues of quality to transform the global food trade and agricultural systems. Through this accelerator programme, we will strengthen our technological foundation to scale to newer commodities and newer geographies.”
Presently, the company uses its deep-tech solutions for food quality analysis of commodities such as grains, oilseeds, milk, tea leaves, spices and animal feed. By promoting digital solutions to support food procurement, storage and trade operations, AgNext is creating significant value for agribusinesses. Furthermore, these digital interventions are helping to bring more trust, speed and transparency across food value chains.
The key benefits of the GFSA India programme are three months long equity-free support, mentorship from Google and other industry experts, training in design and marketing, leadership workshops, strategic support on company and product development, Google product credit for tech stack, and also the opportunity to partner with Google on an advanced technology project.