Venkatesh was born into an agricultural family and is a seasoned entrepreneur in Information Technology, Biotechnology and Manufacturing.
Information Technology: He has over 25 years of experience in IT from coding to software product architecture. He has developed service out-sourced technologies for healthcare industry to reduce the work stress in delays and travel time to increase efficiency.
Biotechnology: The state of art eco-friendly technology produces organic manure by aerobic composting method of bioconversion of bio degradable organic substances from municipal solid waste. The finished product is enriched with micro-nutrients and useful microbes. This project on one hand it will solve the environmental problem due to recycling and on other hand it will make available good organic manure. The project was funded by Asian Development Bank, for the first time in India on public/private participation basis.
Agriculture: As a staunch supporter of Minimum Viable Price (MVP) for farmers’ wellbeing, he has developed a global business model for farmers to sell their produce using MVP without any hassles. The new AIMS™ application will support agriculture globally using efficient supply chain management system.
He believes that such a model would help the consumers as well by providing access to better quality produce at an affordable price by monitoring compliances.
Venkatesh received Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from Bangalore University, India
Brinton is a marketer and management consultant with over 20 years of experience in technology marketing, product strategy and business transformation.
Brinton has led marketing teams at preeminent technology companies like Oracle and Apple as well as at smaller companies and start-ups, where he consistently built high-performance teams, identified sustainable opportunity, clarified messaging, and grew revenue. Brinton is expert at crafting messaging, content and sales tools that translate complex technology concepts into business benefits for prospective customers, and has led over 10 successful global introductions (concept to definition to launch) of sophisticated technology products.
Brinton received a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Tufts University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Michael Wilson comes from a family with a long farming background in Missouri. He has over 30 years hands on management and business development experience at various levels in Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Heath Care IT services and Banking. This extensive experience also includes over 25 years of Sales and Marketing with over 7 years in commercial banking where these skills will provide the perfect skill set needed at dFarm®.
Michael received his MBA from University of Michigan in 1990 and his BA in Business Administration at Michigan State University in 1985.
Vijay, comes from an Agricultural family techno-commercial professional with 13+ years of experience in agriculture, agribusiness, food processing, rural banking & financial services, agriculture commodities, supply chain, warehousing & logistics, trading, sales and marketing of agri-inputs, extensive knowledge of agri-value chain and infra structure development.
He worked at various companies like DuPont, KPMG, IL&FS, DCB Bank and NBHC. Currently working on couple of projects handling around 10,000 farmers in India on AIMS beta test.
He is a graduate in Agriculture and did his Masters in Agri-business Management in India.