Captain Fresh

Building the future of meat and seafood supply chain.

About us

Captain Fresh is an online business-to-business hybrid (inventory led and marketplace) e-commerce platform for seafood with integrated shipping, payment protection and quality assurance services.

We are changing the way seafood is traded in India by providing a frictionless digital alternative to the traditional unorganized markets in every city

Cutting Edge Technology

We are adopting a data driven strategy using IoT, blockchain and ML to maximize supply chain efficiency from harvest or catch to consumer.

Sectoral Depth

Nekkanti Sea Foods Ltd., our parent company has over 35 years of seafood experience across many species, coasts, markets and production methodologies.

Industry Best Practices

Decades of experience in addressing seafood needs of blue chip customers of developed markets like Sysco, Walmart, Kroger, Rich's among many other

Strong Financial Backing

We are backed by leading seafood export organizations from India with healthy balance sheets and profit pools.

Venkat Nekkanti


He is the Managing Director of Nekkanti Sea Foods with more than a decade experience of successfully steering the organization across multiple market cycles. An alumnus of Virginia Tech, he has been a growth specialist scaling the organization 10x in 10 years to its current level of USD 250mn revenues. Along with growth, he has also focused on quality - partnering with bluechip global badges in the space like Rich’s, Eastern, Sysco, Costco among many others.

Koti Choudhary


A USC alumnus, he is the founder of AZ Gems, which is the largest Indian owned seafood importing outfit in the US. In the short span of 5 years, he has emerged as a significant player with revenues upwards of ~USD 160mn competing with the global majors in the business. He also drives the business of Sandhya Aqua Exports Ltd. which is predominantly into the farming and production part of the seafood value chain with revenues upwards of ~USD 100mn.

Utham G

CEO & co-founder

He comes with a management consulting and investment banking background (NITK and SPJIMR alumnus) and has been instrumental in creating the blueprint for the business. He will drive the execution by meshing perspectives gained from his experience with Tata Strategic Management Group, Intel Capital, Kriscore (Ex-Lazard team) and o3 Capital with the sector understanding gained from his stint with Nekkanti, to create a differentiated supply chain platform for meat and seafood in India.

Utham on LinkedIn.

Mahesh J


With about 10 years of extensive startup experience, Mahesh has been driving the execution of Captain Fresh's highly ambitious technology platform. An alumnus of BITS-Pilani and technical co-founder of Mastaan, a B2C meat delivery startup, he's using his experience to spearhead the effort to build an industry first platform for the Indian meat market.

Mahesh on LinkedIn, Twitter.

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