Our Vision

Create a world where innovative technology and sustainable practices ensure abundant food and water for all, promoting harmony and resilience between human activities and the natural environment

Our Mission

Enable organizations to meet net zero targets through precision technology driven resource optimization for farmers, ensuring food and water security, and fostering a balanced, sustainable environment for all.

Leadership Team

Mr Mallesh T M

Mr Mallesh T M

Founder & CEO

Mallesh is an industry leader having spent close to 18 years in the Agriculture domain. His experience prior to that includes 15 years in technology working at IT majors.

With cultyvate he has disrupted the farming ecosystem offering cutting edge technology that leverages on IoT sensors, Remote sensing & Cloud . At heart he is a visionary & an inventor having built the cultyvate solution ground up.



Chief Technology Officer

Sudarshan comes with 20 years of experience having worked with heterogenous technologies & leading engineering teams across R&D, Product Development, Software Development, Production Life cycle and Support.

At Cultyvate he is driving the technology landscape of IoT and Spatial data based solutions for agriculture, aligning with the company’s strategy to provide a robust, secure and scalable platform.

Ms. Bhavana

Ms. Bhavana

Co-Founder Strategy & Technology Advisor

Bhavana comes with 22 years of Software engineering and Consulting experience with global technology organizations.
Her current focus @Cultyvate is driving strategy and growth. She believes that with the right union of technology, data and application of scientific techniques farming will become both profitable & sustainable

Our Mentors

Dr. P.G. Diwakar

ISRO Chair Professor, NIAS

Research in Digital Image Processing, Geospatial Technologies, and Software solutions in Societal Applications of Space Technology.

Recipient of many awards that includes ISRO Merit Awards, National and International recognition for Innovative use of Geospatial Technologies.

More than 70 publications in National and International journals

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Ex- Director Central Rice Research

Dr Tapan Kumar Adhya, the first recipient of prestigious ICAR Norman Borlaug Award, is recognised for his contribution in the research on paddy with a focus on total sustainability.

He is a retired Director from Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack and Director of the South Asia Nitrogen Centre. He has worked on ‘Health and environmental implications of low-carbon, climate- change resilient diets in India’ (2016-17) funded by Wellcome Trust, the U.K. as Co-Investigator.

Tapan Adhya has published >170 peer-reviewed journal papers with total citations of >5,000 with an H-index of 37 and i10 index of 102.


Ex- Additional Director Horticulture - GOK

Dr. Ramakrishnappa retired as Additional Director, Department of Horticulture, Govt. of Karnataka, India in 2014. He is a post graduate and a PhD Scholar in Seed Science and Technology from the UAS, Bangalore, India.

He has presented papers at International Forums in Rome, Common Wealth Award Conference in Barbados and International Delegates Meet in Bhutan.

He has been promoting sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices for 3 decades and advocated multidisciplinary approach in farming comprising agriculture, horticulture, animal farming, dairy, fisheries, poultry, tree farming & sericulture.


Ex- Chairman Electronics division, IISC

Prof HS Jamadagni was the ex-chairman of the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.

His specialisation has been in Wireless Sensor networks, embedded systems, Internet of Things, and social networks. His current research work is in IOT and its applications, as well as computing architectures for high-speed wireless networks.

He is currently driving the “Centre of Excellence” for supporting Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) supported by the ministry of MSME, GOI.


Ex- Principal Scientist ICAR, Horticulture

Dr Prabhakar is a former Principal Scientist at the Division of Vegetable Crops at the Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore.

He comes with a rich experience of 39 years having conducted research on production technology of tropical vegetable crops.

His fields of specialisation include Soil and Water management including Micro-Irrigation & Fertigation, Organic farming and Safe Vegetable production, Integrated water and Nutrient management , Rainfed Production and Protected Cultivation of vegetable crops.

What We Have Achieved So Far

Our Achievements<

We have secured our first Patent for IoT enabled AWD solution for Paddy farming

Our IoT-enabled AWD solution empowers paddy-growing farmers with water savings, additional yield and reduced pesticide sprays. The smallholder farmers also accrue carbon credits that will give them more income. This journey began with support from Hindustan Unilever Foundation, Villgro and CIPT and we are very thankful to them.  Watch how the story began by clicking below. 

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Our Achievements

This is a central government initiative and a grant was awarded to cultYvate in April 2017 , to develop a working prototype to be taken to the market.

Villgro along with Hindustan Unilever Foundation (HUF) awarded a grant & mentoring support to cultYvate in 2019-2020 , for the implementation of AWD IoT sensors for irrigation management. This project was implemented in partnership with CIPT ( Centre for International Projects Trust) for paddy farmers in the Indian state of Punjab.

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Winner of Karnataka’s #Elevate 100 in 2018

Karnataka government’s Startup unit awarded a grant and mentoring support recognising cultYvate’s innovation for the agriculture sector.

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NITI Aayog has recognised our women leadership in the driving seat working to make a change. Our Hardware and Software solutions are improving farm productivity enabling farmers to earn more with every drop and piece of cultivable land.

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IIMB & NSRCEL awarded a grant and mentoring recognizing cultYvate’s innovation

CultYvate is India’s foremost precision Ag Tech startup which aims to enhance agriculture productivity for marginal farmers. CultYvate’s mission is to increase crop yield while reducing farm inputs with help of precision farming technology. It is a platform that integrates IoT, Artificial Intelligence, Satellite, Machine Learning and various crop models.

CISCO & CIIE provided a grant to cultYvate in 2019-2020 to further enhance and commercialize cultYvate’s IoT solutions

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