Our Mission

To create precision agriculture technology to improve crop productivity utilising lesser resources and make it accessible to all farmers to improve their livelihood by working with the governments, companies, NGOs and other stakeholders.

Our Advisors



Prof HS Jamadagni was the ex-chairman of the Department of Electronic Systems Engineering (DESE), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He popularized the Microprocessor in India by offering hands-on courses throughout the country.

Learn More



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 University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India.

Learn More


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

He has spent decades researching in the field of Soil and Water Management , Organic farming, Integrated water and Nutrient management and Protected Cultivation of vegetable crops.

Learn More


Dr Tapan Kumar Adhya, the first recipient of prestigious ICAR Norman Borlaug Award, is very well known for his contribution in the research on paddy to with a focus on total sustainability. He has been associated with Central Rice Research Institute, Cuttack from 1977 to 2008 worked thru the ranks and retired as Director.

Dr Tapan Kumar is also working as the Director of the South Asia Nitrogen Centre since 2016 and is involved in the coordination of research work and policy implementation on Reactive-N in different sectors of the economy of the South Asian countries with a focus on environmental sustainability including agrochemical and environmental biology.

Learn More

Our Team

Mallesh Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Mallesh is a serial entrepreneur who has spent close to 18 years with multiple ventures in the Agri sustainability domain. Prior to that, he has spent 15 years in technology working at marquee IT majors such as Accenture & Wipro.

Cultyvate solutions are his brainchild built to disrupt the farming ecosystem and make it sustainable for the entire value chain. He has managed to blend technology & automation with science-based farming techniques using IOT, AI / ML models.

Learn More

Dr Priya Chief Operating Officer

Priya is a PhD in plant pathology and comes with over 14 years of experience in research and management functions of the ICT domain in the Agriculture industry with expertise in R&D, Product ownership, Project management and Data analysis.
She comes with several years of expertise in Product Management of IoT & ICT in Agriculture products and core Plant Pathology research.
She has been instrumental in successfully building all the Cultyvate solutions right from its inception.

Learn More

Bhavana Co-Founder Strategy & Technology Advisor

Bhavana brings over 20 years of industry experience in the fields of technology, design & strategy to Cultyvate, having worked with IT software product majors like Oracle.

Bhavana believes that Cultyvate is set to disrupt and shift how youth perceive agriculture. The nexus of technology, data and application of scientific techniques will elevate farming to a sustainable and aspirational profession and she plans to be at the forefront of it with Cultyvate and see it happen.


Learn More