Prateek is a contrarian and divergent entrepreneur. Believes that naivety is the core of entrepreneurship. It powers you with grit and fearlessness to push the boundaries and create the unseen.
Previously, built 2 start-ups in the Executive Search space and Ed Tech space. His last startup in Executive Search was acquired by a well-known early stage Venture Fund in India.
Has had fun selling mainframes, software applications, jobs, learning and mobile phones. He is a well-respected contributor to the Indian Startup ecosystem and has been conferred various awards including Entrepreneur of the Year – 2015 and also Featured in the Top 50 CEO’s of 2017.
His articles have been covered by various top publications including The Economist, Bloomberg, Mint, ET and Nikkei Asia.
Piyush, alumnus of IIT Roorkee, and University of Florida has worked in several renowned R&D labs in the USA, France, and Switzerland. He has supervised and contributed in several large, multi-million Euro collaborative research and innovation projects targeting virtualization and federated cloud research, 4G and 5G telecommunication research, large scale distributed system management, datacenter automation, at-scale monitoring, containers & serverless technologies, among several others.
Having already founded couple of companies in Switzerland and India, Piyush comes with relentless focus and drive needed to build the future of technology in viticulture.
Having graduated the world famous Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, he went on to provide research and objective based consultation and successful technology execution at Intel Research Labs. After seven years there, he joint-created the ICC Lab in Zürich Switzerland. Andy has been part of many a start up in Ireland and knows how to deliver the right technology for be it enterprise or SME.
Andy drives innovation for Terraview including the entire automation charter globally.
Dr. Newman is an American computer scientist, educator, researcher and inventor. He has been a senior scientist with startup Unistry, a network protocols and security consultant for Intellon, Atheros, Qualcomm, and Raytheon Technologies for more than 20 years, and was a member of the computer science faculty at University of Florida for nearly 35 years.
Dr. Newman is also an expert witness on patent litigation. Among his various accomplishments, Dr. Newman was part of a team of pioneers who developed the HomePlug 1.0, 1.1, HomePlug AV, and GreenPHY powerline network protocols, as well as the IEEE P.1901 and P.1905 standards. He has developed anonymity measures, traffic analysis prevention, steganography & steganalysis methods for the Naval Research Lab; and developed a highly reliable, point-to-point satellite laser crosslink node controller for Air Force Research Lab.
Dr. Newman’s current areas of interest include large scale distributed systems design, zero-knowledge cryptographic protocols, data provenance, and distributed ledgers, among others. He co-supervises Terraview’s backend data and control network design, including the framework’s overall security architecture, and works with innovation to produce novel and practical solutions for data assurance and provenance.
Aditya Singh (PhD 2014) is an Assistant Professor of Remote Sensing in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at the University of Florida.
He holds a PhD in Forestry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MS in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation from the University of Florida, and post-graduate diplomas in Geoinformatics and Planning from the Indian Institute of Remote Sensing, and the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology, India, respectively.
A significant part of his research involves developing novel instrumentation such as miniature spectrometers and UAS-borne integrated laser, thermal, and hyperspectral sensors for investigating basic and applied questions in agricultural research and ecosystem ecology.
Vojtech has worked in several companies and research institutions in Czech Republic, Finland, and Switzerland. He has contributed to a number of projects focusing on large-scale distributed systems, machine learning, and artificial intelligence.
He and his team are enabling TerraView’s data-driven features.
The joy of discovery fuels Mayank’s passion for exploring new domains. He has had a diverse career across consulting (Cognizant Interactive), cinema (Yash Raj Films), consumer tech (Xiaomi) and commerce (Flipkart). Mayank studied Strategic Marketing & Communications at MICA Ahmedabad and graduated in Information Technology from Nirma University before that.
Mayank is an avid quizzer and enjoys conversations on pop culture, history, philosophy, technology, design and music. He also dabbles in cooking, and revels a glass of good Merlot on occasion.
The opportunity to create an impact with speed, and at scale using technology drives him at Terraview.
Born and raised in South America, Philip moved to the United States to study Economics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. For 6 years he worked at several branches of a multinational logistics company, leading the commercial effort for transportation of project cargo, soft commodities and base metals, and becoming the youngest branch general manager in the company.
At age 30 he joined the wine industry as the general manager of a wine store in mid town Manhattan. A new passion was born. After tasting a few thousand wines and taking a variety of wine courses, most notably WSET’s Advanced Level 3, he decided that a retail store was too confining. He opened his own import company, created an impressive portfolio of boutique wineries from South America, trained a sales team for NYC and established a network of 15 distributors throughout the country. After 7 very successful years, changing market conditions led him to seek cooperation with larger wholesalers, resulting in 7 more years of of wine sales in different roles ranging from wine consultant to regional manager to national sales manager.
Philip now joins Terraview with the excitement and motivation of bringing an innovative solution to the viticulturists and winemakers that are the cornerstone of an industry that has given him so much.
Lluis is an agricultural engineer and winemaker but also student of the renowned institution Wine & Spirit Education Trust. With over 10 years of experience in the wine industry in several countries such as Spain, USA and New Zealand, he worked in viticulture, winemaking and as a grape brandy maker. He has been developing his exciting projects in big corporations such as Constellation Brands and Miguel Torres.
Lluis will be part of the Product Management Team, bringing his knowledge on the sector.
Saurav is a startup specialist with more than 10+ years of experience in building startups in B2B SaaS, B2C commerce and supply chain space. As a product leader, he has extensive experience in managing teams & working with global cross functional departments. In recent years, Saurav has played a pivotal role in development & launch of new products in the global market.
His last startup in supply chain was selected as one of the most promising technology startups in delivery services. Saurav holds a master’s degree in business from Cardiff University, United Kingdom & a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering.
Kaushik is currently a product leader in technology and runs a multibillion dollar business. He’s previously worked on strategy projects for McKinsey and Company and has launched and taken to market several successful brands for L’Oreal.
Kaushik holds an MBA from INSEAD France and lives in London
Ajay is a technologist with 18+ years of in-depth experience working with multi national corporations as well as startups in conceptualizing, designing & developing products and solutions that solved complex user/ business problems in domains like real estate, e-commerce, agriculture, healthcare, social media, marketing & human resources. Ajay has led large sized teams across verticals (technology / product / design / content and sales) that successfully delivered multiple customer facing scalable, high performance software systems (web and mobile) with most started from scratch.
At Terraview, Ajay is responsible for the design and development of several backend services that power the core consumer facing platform.
Łukasz is a technology enthusiast with strong interest in Computer Science and Electronics since very young age. He was working as Embedded Software Developer while studying at Gdańsk University Of Technology. After obtaining Control Engineer degree, Łukasz moved to Switzerland where he worked as a researcher involved in the Cloud Robotics project. When research project was complete, he decided to continue his career in Cloud Computing with Terraview, where he helps with sensor’s data ingestion and takes care of infrastructure as SRE Engineer.
Murali joined Terraview in July 2021 and currently serves as the Head of Finance & Legal. In his role, Murali is responsible for overseeing all financial systems, policies, Budgeting, financial & regulatory compliances and Financial planning & analysis. Murali provides strategic leadership for Terraview’s Finance and Legal functions as well as the management of its financial and capital resources. Through data-driven approaches, he collaborates across all business functions to support Terraview’s vision to have a transformative impact in the Wine Industry.
Murali has over 15 years of both Entrepreneurial & Corporate experience in building profitable business & performance driven team and his experience spans across Finance, strategic due diligence, revenue growth, retail management and operations analysis.
Romain is an enthusiastic DipWSET who has been working within the Wine Industry as Business Developer and Marketing Consultant for more than 10 years now. He built a strong diversified background in France, India and Spain through key positions at Millésimes, Crédit Agricole and as a Consultant/Professor specialized in ‘Economics of Wine’.
Now Romain drives Terraview’s development in Spain and France with a single chorus in mind: lot of work, lot of fun!
Tsira grew up in a winemaking family and knows about the hard work and passion that goes into the entire process, from grape harvest to bottling. Her mission at Terraview is to build an inclusive, vibrant wine community.
She believes in collaboration and togetherness and hopes to bring people together willing to work towards a brighter, sustainable future by sharing their stories, best practices, and solutions to the current challenges.
In her free time, you’ll find her searching for the best wine-cheese combination!
Ni is an enthusiast of value creation for projects. She believes with grit, goals can always be accomplished.
Ni is an experienced Group Financial Controller and Company secretary who completed an initial public offering in the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange and sales of private-concession companies in Spain. Being responsable across functions of business valuation, finance and accounting, legal and compliance and investor relation, she has always been accountable for strategic planning, supporting to boards of directors that demand entrepreneurial vision and strong business acumen to achieve their objectives.
She is a CFA Charterholder and CPA and also attained WSET level 3. She loves to visit vineyards and wineries and experiment food & wine pairing at home.
Amin is a technology leader with over 14 years of experience in which he has led the implementation and successful delivery of several challenging projects in several start-ups and mid sized companies working with teams from 15-50 people.
His competencies include Software Development, Production reliability, IT Architecture, IaaS, SaaS, Web applications and services, Automation, Monitoring, Agile methodologies, Project Management, Team Management, Technical Estimation, DevOps. Amin has worked with Safe Swiss Cloud AG, Anolim GMBH in the past.
Amin leads the entire engineering team for Terraview globally.