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 domains of 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 involved with multiple Omnivore-backed start-ups, including Skymet, Stellapps Technologies, Barrix Agro Sciences, AgNext, Ecozen and FR8.
Previously, Jinesh was 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 select portfolio investments. Jinesh also 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).