About Us

Who we are

Hydenmet’s Management Team comes with a collective experience of over 150 years spread across various business functions, industry verticals and technologies.

Vision

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Enable every small and marginal farmer to get affordable access to cutting edge precision farming solutions

Mission

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Empower 1 Million Small & Marginal farmers in India through precision farming by 2027

FOUNDERS

An industry veteran with over 3 decades of experience managing sizeable P&L and 360-degree business dynamics. Formerly with Hewlett-Packard, Ford Motor Co, Kmart and ABN-AMRO.

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Effective leader with focus on achieving results. Expertise in building strategic partnerships, collaborations and alliances. Formerly with Drishtee, Ananya Drishtee, Bristlecone, Agilent and Hewlett-Packard.

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A veteran in executing social-impact projects in rural India with over 2 decades of experience. Formerly with Kalpavriksh and Basal Initiatives

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TECHNOLOGY TEAM

 

A veteran in executing social-impact projects in rural India with over 2 decades of experience. Formerly with Kalpavriksh and Basal Initiatives.

Over 2 decades of technology experience with 4 years as CTO. Having a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering with an executive MBA. Formerly with Bank of America, Morgan Stanley, Anthem and Nissan. Coming from a farming family, passionate about Agritech.

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A researcher specializing in AI/ML, Graph Neural Networks, etc. Having a Master’s Degree in Computer Science, currently pursuing a doctoral program. Over a decade of experience of which 4 years as architect.

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MANAGEMENT

With a Master’s degree in Mathematics and a Bachelor’s degree in Education, Heta started her career with Indus International School, Bangalore a leading and a highly respected International School in India. Started as a Mathematics Teacher, she rose to being the IGCSE Coordinator and became the Head of Middle School, before leaving Indus International School after a 11-year stint. She comes with huge experience in Curriculum planning & management, lesson planning, classroom management and bringing about differentiation. Coming with very strong leadership skills with critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, she achieved the milestone of becoming an IGCSE certified examiner. Heta drives Environment Curriculum management for Hydenmet, responsible for mapping advanced Climate Learning topics to Science & Geography subject topics in CBSE, ICSE and International Curricula like IGCSE and IB.

Kishore comes with over 14 years of experience in Business Development, Sales and Marketing. His experience spans multiple industry verticals & domains including Pharma, IT & ITES, Education and Infrastructure. He comes with a good track record of managing the entire sales cycle from lead generation to contract closure. Having an MBA degree in Marketing & HR, he has been involved in Customer Relationship Management, collaborations, partnerships & alliances both in private and Government sectors. Kishore drives sales & marketing and partnerships & alliances for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for Hydenmet.

Ashwitha comes with a decade of experience in Marketing, Customer Relationship Management and Human Resource Management. Having a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, Ashwitha has played key marketing and CRM roles in many IT & ITES organizations. Ashwitha manages the new prospects outreach program for Hydenmet.

Advisory Board

Abhay is highly qualified starting with M.Sc., in Plant Breeding from PKV, Akola, M. Tech., in Industrial & Agricultural Systems Management from IIT Kharagpur, followed by M.S., in Naturl Resource Management & Sustainable Agriculture from Noragric, Norway. Over 30+ years of work experience of working in multi-disciplinary and multi stakeholder environment with National & International Organisations on Environment, agriculture & Rural development, Renewable energy. Good exposure of corporate sector and international consulting firms on various aspects of project management, strategic planning, evaluation and monitoring. Consultant to Ministry of New and Renewable Energies (MNRE), Ministry of Rural Development, CAPART and International organisations like to NORAD/ SDC/IFC/ GIZ/ Kfw /FORD Foundation/ UNDP and NGOs.

What We Do

Incorporated in 2019 and headquartered in Bangalore, India, Hydenmet has been building solutions that provide Hyperlocal Environmental Intelligence, and location & crop specific advisory for small & marginal farmers through Farmers Producer Companies and for plantations. Hydenmet also provides a unique STEM program for schools for climate awareness and appropriate action.

Hydenmet developed VYOMET, a mobile application that provides location specific lightning detection and early warning of in-cloud & cloud-to-ground lightning as well as dangerous thunderstorms. A customized and state-geofenced version of this app called INSDRAVAJRA is being used by the state of Bihar since 2020.

Hydenmet has built a tecnnology platform STAGE (Smart Technology-based AGriculture Enabler) which ingests data from Weather stations, crop and soil IOT sensors, satellite imagery and drone imagery to provide crop & weather advisory. In collaboration with Agricultural Universities and other research organizations, STAGE is continuously building intelligence for providing advisory related to irrigation, pests management and yield monitoring.

Hydenmet is enhancing STAGE platform to provide automated and targeted interventions including drone spraying of fertilizers and pesticides only where needed.

Hydenmet’s CLAAP (Climate Awareness & Action Program) is a unique STEM program for schools which aims at creating a new generation of environment sensitive citizens and helps schools get certified as “Green School” by the Centre for Science & Environment.

Where we are present

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  • Bangalore, Karnataka – Headquarters
  • Bhubaneswar, Odisha – East region office
  • Hyderabad, Telangana – South region office
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra – part of Centre of Excellence by STPI