Katerina is an innovation and impact investment professional at Beanstalk, primarily focusing on digital AgriTech innovations in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific. She is one of the lead co-authors of the ‘State of the Digital Agriculture Sector’ report, having spent the last year conducting an in-depth assessment of digital agriculture trends across low- and middle-income countries.
With previous experience in impact investing and venture capital, her main areas of expertise include emerging technologies assessment, startup due diligence, impact and ESG monitoring, and market research and valuation.
Katerina holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Applied Microeconomics) from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow and a master’s in Applied Finance from Singapore Management University.
In a Keynote address, Beanstalk will be launching the ‘State of the Digital Agriculture Sector: Harnessing the Potential of Digital for Impact Across Agricultural Value Chains in Low- and Middle-Income Countries’ Report; a culmination of a year’s worth of work.
This study has been sponsored by USAID via Digital Frontiers mechanism implemented by DAI. This effort has also been supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO).
This report is unlike any other. It offers a reflection of unprecedented breadth and depth on the historical growth, challenges, and futures for the digital agriculture sector, as well as a diverse but targeted set of stakeholder-specific recommendations to ensure a “thriving” D4Ag landscape in the decade to come.