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Agritech startup DeHaat completes its first ESOP buyback


Full stack agritech platform DeHaat has completed an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) buyback program worth Rs 10 crore ($1.2 million). This is the first ever ESOP buyback for the Patna and Gurugram-based company.

“The buyback saw 153 team members spread across senior vice president rank to field teams got the opportunity of wealth creation,” said Rishu Garg, who heads the people function at DeHaat.

To date, DeHaat has issued ESOPs worth over Rs 100 crore ($12 million) to more than 200 individuals.

DeHaat is a marketplace for the agricultural sector which offers distribution of high-quality agrarian inputs, advisory, lending, and market linkages for selling their produce.

The company recently roped in Bollywood actor Pankaj Tripathi as its brand endorser and onboarded agri industry veteran Dr. K V Subbarao as its first Independent Advisor.

DeHaat’s gross revenue grew 54.2% to Rs 1,965 crore in FY23 from Rs 1,274 crore in FY22. The company said that its revenue from operations increased 40% to Rs 2,700 crore while losses was reduced by 50% in FY24.

The firm aims to achieve full year profitability during FY25.

Dehaat has raised around $230 million to date and was valued at over $705 million according to startup data intelligence platform TheKredible.

Last week, study abroad platform Leverage Edu announced its second ESOP buyback program. In the ongoing calendar year, Urban Company, MyGate, Classplus, Meesho, The Sleep Company, XYXX,  and Pocket FM also completed their ESOP buyback scheme.

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