COIMBATORE/BENGALURU, India - Pump and water technologies manufacturer EKKI has invested an undisclosed amount in Kissan Pro, a Bengaluru-based ag-tech startup offering a crop management platform.

Founded in 2020 by IIT and IIM Alumni, Kissan Pro provides an all-in-one platform with an aim to empower farmers through technology, design and data science. Founded in 1981, EKKI provides access to clean water for agricultural, building services, industrial and public utilities markets.

“We are very excited to partner with EKKI Group, a firm making a huge impact on farmers life with their innovative water solutions for the last 40 years. With their expertise and collaboration, we can create a massive impact at the grass-roots level. We are happy to have them as an investor, advisor and partner in progress,” said Kissan Pro Co-Founder and CEO Ravindra Dasoundhi.

“In order to stay competitive and successful in today’s environment, most organizations cannot rely on business-as-usual anymore. Nowadays, everyone is speaking of the need for business/corporate innovation. Innovation is more than just a mix of process optimization and R&D investments. It is an ongoing and multi-level process that changes the way businesses are run," said Co-CEO of EKKI, Kanishka Arumugam.

“Start-ups are tackling the world’s challenges, and at EKKI we want to open even more paths to investing in them.”