Growing nutritious vegetables with a focus on sustainability to preserve the well-being of both the population and the planet.
We firmly believe that access to healthy food is a fundamental right for people of all social backgrounds, and it should not be hindered by factors such as cost or availability. And all the research and technological development done by our team is towards making this mission a tangible reality.
Abhay co-founded Eeki in 2018 and envisioned tackling global challenges such as food scarcity, malnutrition, and climate change with Eeki. Currently, he runs the company and heads finance and business development. Abhay enjoys playing a good game of badminton and loves petting his dogs. He completed his Master’s Degree in Polymer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay in 2014.
As a Co-Founder of Eeki, Amit has been the brain behind Eeki’s revolutionary technological achievements. He looks after farm operations and leads the R&D and engineering team to further advance our farming tech. Amit is a health enthusiast who enjoys spending time in greenery and with plants. He completed his Master’s Degree in Polymer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay in 2014.
The name “Eeki” is inspired by the Japanese concept of “Ikigai,” which represents one’s true purpose in life. During a phase of self-discovery, our founders realized that their ikigai was to solve the long-standing challenges in farming and develop sustainable solutions. Hence, they chose the name “Eeki” for its simplicity of pronunciation and its potential for global recognition and understanding.
The founders initiated their research journey in Kota, Rajasthan by establishing a small rooftop farm.
In pursuit of a cost-effective alternative to expensive methods of farming such as NFT and vertical farming, our founders decided to incorporate eeki.
We achieved a significant milestone when we received our first investment from a local investor, which propelled our technology to new heights.
This farm, spanning over 10,000 sq.ft. of land, served as a pioneering pilot project to assess the scalability of our farming technology.
Taking a significant step forward, we established a ½ acre farm, making our first move towards commercialization.
GSF Accelerator, our first supporter, has been instrumental in our journey, and their backing has kept us going strong ever since.
With the backing of our investors and their trust in our vision, we built thriving commercial farms that were delivering the produce all across Rajasthan.
Avaana Capital showed confidence in us with a significant investment of $2 million that has been instrumental in driving us towards success.
Leading venture capital firm General Catalyst showed faith in our vision with a substantial $6.5 million investment in our series-A funding round.
Among the Top 5 nominations in Economic Times’ Startup Awards 2022 for Top Innovator category.
We expanded our reach beyond Rajasthan by establishing a 5-acre farm in Panipat, which enabled us to tap into the North Indian market.
Featured on the cover page of Forbes India’s March 2023 Edition “Innovation Special”
Construction of a 15-acre farm in Keshoraipatan showcased the scalability and sustainability of our farming practices.
Currently, more than 20 Acres of IoT-enabled farms are under development all across the country.
At Eeki, we operate with sustainability and innovation as our core values. Through the development of vital technologies, we aim to solve pressing societal issues and create a lasting impact, not only for ourselves but also for future generations.