Is Cleantech for Ag Heating Up? KPC Partner Raises Funds for Farmer Business Network

If you needed another signal that making agriculture more effective, through IT and efficiency is a hot area for investment, Kleiner Perkins Partner Amol Deshpande appears to have launched a startup called the Farmer’s Business Network. The SEC filing for it, shows the new venture has raised $4.6 million (or a $6 million round) and the company’s headquarters are currently located at KP’s offices in Menlo Park. Amol Deshpande, whose focus is primarily on greentech (especially in ag) is listed as President and CEO.

Deshpande has previously worked on waste energy company Harvest Power, veggie protein startup Beyond Meat, and “a stealth agricultural company,” among others. 

Photo by Andrew Stawarz

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