Ruchit G Garg

Ruchit G Garg is the Founder & CEO of Harvesting (www.harvesting.co), a company focused on enabling financial inclusion for farmers in emerging world and building agriculture intelligence engine to forecast crop yield and beyond. Ruchit is engaged in several countries in Africa, helping connect farmers with finance. Most notably, he is working with WorldBank CGAP to help build credit risk scoring system for largest MFI in Uganda. He is also engaged in Zambia, Nigeria & Kenya working with several impact partners and financial service providers to improve access to finance for small farm holders. Harvesting is also engaged in several APAC countries as well as Latin American countries.

Prior to Harvesting, Ruchit was Founder & CEO of 9Slides, an online learning company for growing businesses, which was acquired by Limeade in 2015. Prior to that Ruchit worked for Microsoft at its Headquarter at Redmond, WA and Hyderabad for several years and contributed on many key projects such as XBOX Live, Windows 7, MSN Games etc. Prior to Microsoft, Ruchit started two companies and worked for a small & mid sized companies in India. Ruchit helped built first commercial Text-To-Speech system for Hindi. Ruchit is also chairman of Shobhit University Alumni Network, and mentor/advisor to several startups in India and USA. For Harvesting, Ruchit has recently won Global Grand Challenge Award from Singularity University, in Sillicon Valley.