35. "Game Changers": Mark Kahn, Managing Partner, Omnivore
In the Season Finale of the very special "Game Changers" Season, I’ve got a very special guest, Mark Kahn, on the show today. He’s one of the biggest names in the Venture Capital space & is the Managing Partner at Omnivore. He set up India's first Agri-focussed fund way back in 2011 & is revolutionising this space. Just last month, Omnivore won the reputed IVCA Award for Social Impact!
Startup Fridays Episode 6: In conversation with Mark Kahn, managing partner at Omnivore Capital Management Advisors
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Kahn, our guest this Friday, is an American who has settled in India. He is a venture capital investor who has been backing agri-tech startups in India for the last decade, with the aim of encouraging founders who want to go beyond incremental innovations in the sector. To that end, he has invested in everything from internet-of-things based startups to satellite companies to insurers for farmers. His firm has 25 startups on its portfolio currently, and it aims to raise $150 million in its third fund through next year
In Season 2 of DPBC the theme shifts to 80s music. For GC of Segment Mark Kahn, it’s the classic Whitesnake ballad “Here I go Again”. Kahn is known for jumping into complex tech companies again and again - and producing exit worthy companies like What’sApp and now Segment. He was a key contributor to the legal team at Yahoo and other companies along the way. He also helps run a bakery that has done a lot of good during Covid and is an avid bike rider.
E18 Mark Kahn: SF + CS + JD = enormously prepared for this covo
Welcome to #18 of the D&I focused podcast: SnackWalls.Having this conversation helped shape my perception of well-known tech companies that are navigating this space.Mark believes that success in finding good hiring fits, on both sides of the table, is largely impacted by networking. For organizations, this means branching out beyond their traditional networks in order to find diverse talent. Hiring managers and job-seekers alike will benefit from this conversation with Mark. Mark Kahn is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Law. He also has a CS degree. He currently serves as General Counsel and VP of Policy at Segment. For nearly a decade Mark has helped well-known tech companies navigate legal issues at firms such as Yahoo, SAP, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Evernote.Segment: https://segment.com/Mark Kahn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/markkahn2More episodes of the SnackWalls Podcast: http://podcast.snackwalls.comSnackWalls is powered by San Diego Code School: https://sdcs.ioPlease share like and subscribe for more reach 🙌🏾
Social Impact Investment in the Agricultural Space - Mark Kahn
"VC Money is Jet-fuel and should not be used in a Maruti Swift or even a Lamborgini" in laymen terms, not to use this route for traditional businesses., as successful as they may be. Mark Kahn, a citizen of the US, Germany and Canada choose to call India home and made a career in the social impact space. This podcast is about his journey and the Social Impact Investments in the Agriculture space. Following are a few links to further reading/ information on what Mark mentioned in this episode: Agriculture Exports from India : https://bit.ly/30Wyiem Omnivore : https://www.omnivore.vc/ #socialimpact #investing #sustainability #agriculture #agritech #aquaculture #export #india #asia #vietnam #UAE --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/samarthsheth/message
"This is when the best startups will be built" w/ Mark Kahn (Managing Partner at Omnivore)
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“Venture Capital is Jet-Fuel. If you take Jet-Fuel and put into a Maruthi Swift, you will blow that car up. If you put that Jet-Fuel in Lamborghini, you will still blow that car up. If you put it in a plane, it flies” Today, I got to chat with @Mark Kahn, the Managing Partner of @Omnivore, a venture capital fund focused on creating the future of Ag-Tech in India. We talked about whether VC is for every startup, what he looks for in successful entrepreneurs and whether this might actually be a good time to start something of your own. I learned a lot from this conversation, I’m sure you will too. Make sure to subscribe for more interviews with India’s Disruptors! Follow us on Instagram clips and updates: https://www.instagram.com/thenextmovepodcast/ Sign up for our mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/04427a7ae942/collect-email-ids ______________________________________ Check us out on YouTube for the video version: https://youtu.be/9VXWlFZyuoI
We don’t like being seen by others as a failure or even admit to ourselves that we failed to reach our personal goals. Surely there are reasons, someone needs to be blamed? On a personal level, a lack of accountability can be deadly to our relationships. In the work place it erodes collaboration and trust and causes everyone to waste energy in the attempt to avoid being accountable. Life will only change for the better when you take responsibility. In this episode I chat with Mark Khan about blame culture and doing the work to change our lives. https://loveyourselffornoreason.com/about-mark-kahn/ #blameculture #personalresponsibility #loveyourself #accountable #markkahn #coaching #therapy #happiness #reinventhealth #niccirobertson Disclaimer: This podcast is for general information purposes only and does replace medical advice or other professional health care services. The guests interviewed on this podcast are in no way connected to Re-Invent Health and are free to express their opinions based on their professional discretion. The use of information on this podcast is at the user’s own risk. The subject matter is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.
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Mark Kahn is the Managing Partner at Omnivore, a venture capital firm which funds entrepreneurs building the future of agriculture and food systems. Mark co-founded Omnivore in 2010 with Jinesh Shah, ex-CFO at Nexus Venture Partners. Previously, Mark was the Executive Vice President (Strategy & Business Development) at Godrej Agrovet, and also had stints at Syngenta and PFM. He earned a BA (Honors) from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated as a Baker Scholar.You can follow Mark Kahn (@agri_technology) and host Akash Bhat (@bhatvakash) on Twitter.…Glossary of terms:1. Upstream investments – Upstream investments refer to infusion of capital into businesses that utilize material inputs needed for production e.g. seed, fertilizers, machinery etc.2. Downstream investments – Downstream investments refers to the infusion of capital into businesses where products get produced and distributed. e.g. e-commerce, grocery stores, logistics etc.…In this episode, we will cover:1. Mark’s venture into agri-business2. The broad definition of agri-tech and what it encompasses3. Evolution of agri-tech as sector4. Omnivore’s thesis for India5. Upstream vs downstream investments in agri-tech6. Sectors and geographies within agri-tech in India7. Metrics Omnivore pays close attention to while evaluating for investment8. Concepts of sustainability and how it correlates to success of the Indian agri-industry9. Challenges within agri-tech and for agri-tech startups10. The global opportunity for Indian agri-tech startups
Omnivore Ventures: Understanding Agritech From Mark Kahn’s Lens
Mark started Omnivore, an impact Venture Fund focused around Agritech back in 2010. Omnivore has so far invested in over 57 startups which are based on multiple verticals such as - B2B, B2C, Fresh-to-home & Rural Fintech.Some of his Portfolio Companies are - Bijak, Stellapps, and DeHaat.In this podcast, Mark shares his experiences & learnings of investing in Agritech Startups in India over the last decade. Notes - 00:40 - Omnivore’s Background03:06 - Why was Agritech chosen at the focus at Omnivore?05:50 - Investing in Stellapps full-stack dairy digitization08:18 - Portfolio Company - Intello Labs building fresh produce quality system using AI & ML09:47 - Impacting Indian farmers - Lowering cost, increasing profitability, insurance, better techniques13:55 - Co-investing with other Indian Venture Capital firms17:13 - Various verticals in Agritech - B2B, B2C, Rural Fintech, Fresh-to-home21:12 - Challenges while investing in Agritech - Incubation period of the investment, Connecting with farmers, Finding the right opportunities24:40 - How is Omnivore creating a difference in Agritech in India?31:28 - Impact of Covid-19 on Agritech