Jinesh Shah is the co-founder of Omnivore Partners, a venture fund investing in early stage Indian start-ups developing breakthrough technologies for food, agriculture and rural livelihoods.
Omnivore invests in the following domains:
1) Agriculture Technology
- Digital platform, big data solutions
- Precision agriculture, Internet of Things
- Remote Sensing, UAVs, farm automation
- Sustainable inputs
2) Innovative Food
- Branded products, novel ingredients
- New food processing technologies
- Value chains linked to farmers
- Traceability, food safety and nutrition solutions
3) Rural Livelihoods
- Water management
- Fintech for farmers
- Efficient energy tech
- Supply chain tech
Jinesh is a Director for multiple Omnivore-backed startups, including Stellapps Technologies, Barrix Agro Sciences, Retigence Technologies and FR8. Previously, Jinesh was the Vice President and CFO at Nexus Venture Partners, one of India’s leading early stage venture capital funds, where he lead the finance organization and also few select portfolio investments. He earlier served in Finance roles with Datamatics (leading Treasury/M&A), Patni Computers (initiating the IPO process), and HCL Technologies (founding the BPO business).
He is a Chartered Accountant with B.Com from R. A. Poddar College and an MMS (Finance) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS).