Agricultural technology is ready to be strengthened by digital innovation. PHOTO/ ICL
LONDON – Kora, an agritech startup innovating in the corn post-harvest industry, announced pre-seed funding worth USD 400 thousand (Rp. 6.1 billion).
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This funding came from the global venture capital company, Antler, and Gibran Huzaifah (founder of e-Fishery) as an angel investor.
With this cash injection, Kora plans to expand its operational scope and provide greater technological assistance to farmers in Lampung, a region that is very important to the company and its founders.
“Lampung Province has more than just a strategic role; Generations of my family have a long agricultural history in this region. “My grandparents have been involved in agriculture for a long time, and we realized that Indonesia’s agricultural sector still relies heavily on ancient techniques, even though there have been many advances in agricultural technology.” said Dian Prayogi Susanto, Co-founder and CEO of Kora said,
With a technical educational background and previous business experience, including founding agritech Habibi Garden, Dian brings a new vision to modernize Indonesian agriculture.
In 2022, Dian founded Kora, a startup that focuses on improving the quality and productivity of post-harvest corn crops. Corn crops were chosen because this commodity has strong demand and has a big impact on the supply chain and animal feed costs in Indonesia.
Strong support also came from angel investor Gibran Huzaifah, who is the Founder and CEO of aquatech startup, eFishery:
“With this funding, it is hoped that Kora can build operational models and relevant technology to make Indonesia’s corn farming sector more modern and efficient.” Gibran emphasized