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.
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.
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.
Javier is a business-led CFO focused in strategy and partnerships.
Gained international experience working for Bristol Myers-Squibb and JD Sports in the UK.
PwC Alumni, connoisseur of the startup ecosystem in Barcelona, has led finance departments for OYO, Typeform and Mitto amongst others. He has in-depth knowledge in reporting, tax and corporate functions. He has led the creation of several finance departments and worked as a consultant for some of the top Barcelona SaaS start-ups.
Working for Group Ametller Origen helped Javier to understand the importance of technology in the agribusiness industry and together with his love for wine, Javier is helping Terraview to become a game-changer in the tech and wine industry globally.
He is passionate about finace, wine & tech, but on a personal note, in his free time, you will find Javier scuba diving in any of the major reef barriers of the world.
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!
As an innovative problem solver, she draws on over 20 years of wine industry experience to facilitate business improvement that is relevant and effective for the organisation, brand and broader sector.
A Roseworthy Wine Marketing graduate and Future Leaders alumni, Shirley is a Non-Executive Director of the Wine Communicators Australia board and Australian Women in Wine Awards Advisory Board.
Dedicated to unlocking the potential of each winery, vineyard or supplier she works with, Shirley has a collaborative and inclusive approach to achieve sustainable success.
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.
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!
Mi Mi wants to live in a world where social good and positive change drive innovation in business. From New York City and France, she is a communications and content expert with deep experience pairing creativity with an understanding of the cultural zeitgeist.
For the past decade globally, she has strategically positioned her clients for commercial success. Her expertise spans different industries ranging from lifestyle, hospitality, art, wine, and beyond. Previously she worked at the French Government Tourism Board and represented inter-professional governmental organizations such as Wines of Bourgogne, Chablis, Portugal, Argentina, and Garnacha. She is a graduate of the Wine & Spirits Education Trust.
When she gets the chance, you can find her exploring her interests as a culture hound at a local museum or enjoying the latest trends in the culinary scene.
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
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.