List of Indonesian Agritech Startups that are Farmers’ Solutions
Indonesian agritech startups are something that many people should know. Because it can be the basic foundation for the economic development of the Indonesian people.
Reported by BPS (Central Statistics Agency), Indonesia’s agricultural production increased 2.59% in the fourth quarter of 2021. Therefore, agriculture is the source of the biggest role to become one of the pillars of the economy.
The presence of digital startups in agriculture (argitech) is also seen as a new hope to bring the Indonesian agricultural industry to a higher level. By presenting new mechanisms and business models for production efficiency to distribution.
PT Agriaku Digital Indonesia (Agriaku) is an Indonesian agritech startup that provides various equipment and needs of farmers through an agency system or social commerce. They were recently led by Arise, a collaborative fund managed by MDI Ventures and Finch Capital.
The startup was founded in 2021 by Irvan Kolonas and Danny Handoko. Ivan does have experience as an entrepreneur in the field of agribusiness, currently also serving as CEO of Vasham.
Their collaboration can combine expertise in agriculture and technology to provide comprehensive services to agro-SMEs and farmers. With the fresh funds raised, Agriaku plans to increase the number of farmers in its network to successfully penetrate Indonesia’s $17 billion market.
Since its inception, Agriaku has empowered more than 6 thousand partners and small farmers throughout Indonesia through technology. The company has a dream to become a superapp for agri players in Indonesia.
Crowde is a fintech startup founded by Yohanes Sugihtononugroho in 2015 that focuses on agriculture that empowers Indonesian farmers with technology and capital. Thousands of farmers and investors across Indonesia have entrusted Crowde with achieving what has never been done before.
An easy financial ecosystem for farmers can connect investors looking for fun with farmers who expect capital to grow, create jobs, and help local communities.
Eden Farm is more focused on serving the best products from local farmers to various restaurants and food stalls in Indonesia. The startup, which was founded in 2017 by David Gunawan, has the goal of making Indonesian culinary businesses use ingredients that come from local farmers.
Based on information from its official website, Eden Farm is a supplier of various types of vegetables and food ingredients such as hydroponic vegetables, fruit, and dry ingredients.
Etanee is an e-commerce application that focuses on food and agricultural products. Designed to start with our farmers and ranchers who do not get proper economic rights. In fact, they are the production chain with their hard work to produce the best products that we consume.
In addition, inefficient logistics and delivery chains are the cause of high consumer buying prices which also triggered the birth of Etanee which was initiated in early 2017. Therefore, Etanee was created as a solution for farmers and ranchers to have an income that suits them.
Herry Nugraha and Cecep Mochamad Wahyudin founded Etanee in 2017 to focus on developing agricultural businesses in Indonesia. They received an initial fund of 7 billion Rupiah from East Ventures to expand to several regions in Indonesia.
In Indonesia, there is also an agricultural technology startup, Habibi Garden. This Indonesian agritech startup company has a goal to build civilization through internet of things (IOT) agriculture. This company does present IoT-based plant care solutions.
This startup helps provide up-to-date data via smartphones. There are sensors that are used to help get that data.
The data provided, for example, is the condition of the soil and nutrients in plants. This can help farmers reduce costs, increase productivity and prevent crop failure.