TEAM

  • Rajkumar KVM

    Co-Founder & MD, Payagri

    An Investment Banker turned Agriculturist with over Sixteen years of experience in Deal origination and Deal Execution (as big as $220Million) in Agriculture, Renewable energy, Food Processing, Information Technology, Infrastructure and BFSI. He has worked as an Investment Banker with reputed cos like Times Group & IFCI. He was ranked as one among the top 25 Promising Debt Management Consultants by Consultant Review, Jan 2017 Edition.

    He then started focussing towards agriculture, building expertise in contract farming, polyhouse farming & agri trading. He has successfully implemented innovative techniques of farming in leased out farms across Chennai and Madurai. He is an active Agri investor in core-farming start-ups and a senior level consultant to Agro processing EOU, poultry feed mill and agri value chain finance organizations. He has extensively worked on Maize Value chain & Turmeric Value chain. With first-hand experience in farming activity, he has inflicted a vision to take the agricultural platform in India to a whole new level, by educating the farmers on the value that right practices could enable them to reach the optimized returns.

    Qualification: MBA (Amrita), Intl. MBA (Banking, USU)., M.F.C., MBA (Intl. Business, JNU)

  • Prakash Vivekanandan

    Co-Founder, FarmSys

    An IT Professional turned Agriculturist with 18 years of experience in IT Security Infrastructure Management handling Enterprise Security for global leaders such as McAfee, Intel & HP.

    Prakash hails from a farming background in Theni and got affinity towards computers like most of the 1990 kids 🙂 . He studied various technologies in Madurai, Coimbatore & Bangalore . While he was shaping up his career in IT Security, his fervor towards agriculture was kept on burning. His father himself, as a small farmer, faced plethora of problems in agriculture. Prakash witnessed such tough situations from his childhood days and always wanted to use his expertise in Technology in Agri space to improve the livelihood of small farmers. Prakash also traveled extensively to research the new way of agricultural practices by adopting technologies in the areas of soil test & drone based agriculture. Finally, along with few like minded & farming experts, Prakash Co-founded FarmSys with an objective of delivering effective & affordable AgTech products to small & marginal farmers. His dream is to enable small farmers to use high end AgTech products just like any other rich, large & corporate farmers to achieve better financial results.

  • Ramasamy Esvar

    Co-Founder, FarmSys

    A well seasoned Software Professional possessing over 16 years experience in the design and development of various Embedded products with functional experience including architecture, design, development of SetTop Box software, Firmware development, Diagnostics, System/Board Bring up, Linux Applications and Linux Driver Development for various Embedded Technology.

    After serving many years in Product companies he Co-founded a startup to create affordable IIOT Industry 4.0 solutions to MSMEs. And in the years have been wondering if the IoT solutions can be extended to Agriculture which is the backbone of any Country which could create an Impact.

    Meeting Agri experts have made it possible and he co-founded FarmSys to create the Drone fertigation and Soil analysis Technologies which would impact the life of every small/medium farmer by improving yield, while the AgTech is highly affordable will be no less in features.