Krishna Kumar

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cropin

Krishna Kumar is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Cropin, an Agtech pioneer that has developed Cropin Cloud, the world's first industry cloud for agriculture. He founded Cropin in 2010 before the terms “agritech” or “agtech” became fashionable or were widely understood. When he founded Cropin, the 10,000-year-old agriculture industry was looking to evolve into a modern, digitally connected sector to address increasing food demand and disruptive climatic changes.

Over the last 12 years, Kumar has been pioneering the development and adoption of digital technologies and predictive intelligence to transform the agriculture ecosystem through their enterprise customers worldwide.

Prior to co-founding Cropin, Kumar was associated with General Electric (GE), where he moved from a technology role into a leadership role as part of their Information Management Leadership Programme, and worked in GE Appliances, GE Industrial and GE Energy during this stint. He has a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Visvesvaraya Technology University, India.

Kumar serves as a non-official member of the National Startup Advisory Council set up by the Government of India. When he is not solving planet-scale problems at Cropin, he loves travelling and reading.

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