Flo Oberhofer

Flo Oberhofer

Social Entrepreneur, "kisanji" - Social AgriTech, "Bharat Impact" - CSR & Impact Investments in Indian Startups & Projects

Flo Oberhofer’s strong passion for India began in 2011 when he studied at Department of Management Studies (DoMS) at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) in Chennai. After that he has gained significant experience in Interim Management of MNCs working for a German business consultancy in India. In total he spent more than ten years travelling, studying, living and working with India. Straight after accomplishing his B.A. in International Management in 2012 his entrepreneurial journey kicked-off with establishing an Industrial Automation startup in Dubai / United Arab Emirates.

After returning to Germany in 2016, Flo founded Startup2Germany and Startup2India, helping startups from India and Germany to set foot in the respective other market. With Make-in-India.de (Link www.make-in-india.de) he also supported German SMEs being successful in India. In 2017 he co-founded Germany’s first startup coliving and coworking house – hyprspace in Munich.

Today Flo is very active and well known in the Indian startup ecosystem and his current activities in India encompass:

1) Kisanji (https://www.kisanji.co). Together with an Agriculture-passionate team, Flo is building a social AgriTech venture that works on India’s most pressing social and environmental issues. Among those are increasing marginal farmer incomes, reduction of food spoiling along the supply chain and revival of degraded soil (incl. CO2 mitigation). The concept is based on engaging village entrepreneurs and empowering farmers in combination with deployment of deep tech. 

2) Bharat Impact (https://www.bharat-impact.com). Flo is advising foreign individual investors, business angels and institutional investors in regards to impact investments in startups and projects in India. Flo also works on the planning and execution of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities for foreign enterprises in India. This can be done through specific projects but also by building up Startup bootcamps, hackathons, accelerators, incubators or events in India.