From Planning to Execution: Using Value Chain Approach to Lending to Smallholder Farmers and Agribusiness

March 10, 2016 in Hub-Blog

Lack of financial data about agribusinesses and smallholder farmers makes it difficult to adopt conventional methods of credit assessment. Most plain vanilla financial products are ill-suited to the cash flow requirements of an agribusiness, which is often cyclical in nature. But where most financial ... (more...)

Samunnati Financial Services – Providing Financial Access to Agri Value Chain Players

November 15, 2015 in Uncategorized

Started in November 2014 in Thiruvannamalai, Samunnati is a financial services intermediation company that provides innovative financial products & services to the agriculture value chain players in remote parts of Tamil Nadu. Samunnati has been using Artoo’s Financial CRM technology solution since ... (more...)

Artoo raises $500,000 Series A funds from Accion Venture Lab, Artha Initiative

March 31, 2015 in Hub-Blog

Launched in May 2010, Artoo’s CRM solution offers a suite of modules, such as lead management, loan origination and credit underwriting, and is targeted at clients in microfinance, micro, small and medium enterprise lending, and mainstream banking. The company plans to use this funding to hire ... (more...)