About Stellapps

Stellapps is an end-to-end dairy technology solutions company.

Who are we?

Stellapps is the first of its kind startup in India working towards the digitization of the dairy supply chain.

Started in the year 2011, we are an IIT Madras incubated, Bangalore based, Internet of Things (IoT) startup with a primary focus on data acquisition and machine learning. Milk is the largest crop on this planet and there is a strong need for technology interventions, especially in the emerging markets where the yield per animal is low, traceability is inadequate and quality is not up to the mark. Digitization of the Agri-Dairy supply chain in the emerging markets is where we help unlock unprecedented value on a very large scale.

What do we do?

We digitize & optimise Milk Production, Milk Procurement & Coldchain Management through SmartMoo™ platform (Full Stack IoT solution) which helps dairy farmers and cooperatives maximize profits while minimizing effort.

Currently, the SmartMoo™ platform & suite of apps touch over two billion litres of milk annually. SmartMoo™ IoT Platform is the first step towards creating measurable value for all stakeholders including farmers. It provides measurable data for cattle insurance. The SmartMoo™ Cloud is capable of supporting data arising out of tens of millions of litres of milk through the milk production, procurement and cold chain flow across millions of farmers.

How we do it?

Stellapps’ SmartMoo™ IoT platform acquires data via sensors that are embedded in milking systems, animal wearables, milk chilling equipment and milk procurement peripherals.

The data acquired is transmitted to the Stellapps SmartMoo™ Big Data Cloud Service Delivery Platform (SDP) where the Stellapps SmartMoo™ suite of applications analyze and crunch the received data before forwarding the analytics & data science outcome to various stakeholders over low-end and smart mobile devices. The patent-pending hardware and software is designed to scale horizontally across other industry verticals.

Core Team

We are an IIT-Madras incubated company founded by a group of IITians and technologists with a strong industry background with over 18 years of Industry experience across Wipro, Nortel, Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Vodafone, Telstra, Bharti-Airtel, Aircel, Avaya, Cisco et al.

Ranjith Mukundan

CEO

23 years of industry exp. Practice P&L resp. Tech consulting (Nomura UK); Previously, global head of telecom (VAS) Practice and head of CoE, product innovation, Wipro. Startup exp: Tachion Nws, Sonetel, Santera MS in Telecom & Software Engineering from Illinois of Technology, Chicago

Ravishankar G. Shiroor

BD Head

24 years of industry exp. Incl: Service layer & tech strategy advisor-AT&T, Telstra, Ericsson et al. Previously, Pre-sales & consulting head, member of CoE, Wipro Startup exp: Aplion Nws M.Tech, Telecommunications, IIT- Madras

Praveen Nale

CTO

22 years of industry exp. Incl. consulting, solution design, R&D - Nortel, Microsoft,Thomson et al. Previously, Chief Architect, embedded-VAS & Hardware design; member of CoE, Wipro Startup exp: TSI, Sonetel M.Tech, Computer Science, IIT- Madras

Ramakrishna Adukuri

Cloud Solutions

22 years of industry exp. Incl:, solution design for Cisco, Avaya, Ericsson, Nortel; Previously, Chief Architect, Unified Comms & Cloud; member of CoE, Wipro Startup exp: TSI, Sonetel M.Tech, Computer Science & Information Technology, IIT-Kharagpur

Venkatesh Seshasayee

Chief Architect

21 years of industry exp. Product architect: Aircel & Telenor SDP; Solution design for Nortel, Aircel, Telenor, Bloomberg, Ericsson; Previously, Chief Architect–SDP; member of CoE, Wipro B.E., Computer Science, Bangalore University

Investors

Omnivore

IIT Madras

ABB Ventures

Gates Foundation

IndusAge

Qualcomm

Venture Highway

Blume Ventures

Advisory Board

Sudhir Rao

Founding managing partner,

IndusAge

With an experience of over 40 years, Sudhir Rao has enhanced the business of over 25 companies. With his immense knowledge, he has grown businesses like RBL Bank & Aditya Birla Money Ltd as a Non-Executive Director.

David Rossow

Strategic Investor,

Gates Foundation

Being a Strategic Investor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, David Rossow has led the foundation’s investments in multiple companies including Stellapps. David has worked in private equity and investment banking across a range of geographies.

Dr. Samuel T.

Deputy Director,

BMGF

With great experience in the pharmaceutical industry, Dr Samuel T has developed several drugs and vaccines for animals & humans. Dr Samuel leads the Livestock Initiative within Agriculture Development Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Jinesh Shah

Managing Partner,

Omnivore partners

With an impressive background in fund management, Jinesh Shah is experienced in working with Indian startups on operational and financial issues. He is a key investor in multiple Indian AgTech and Food Tech start-ups.

Ashok Jhunjhunvala

Professor,

IIT Madras

Being a professor at IIT Madras, Ashok Jhunjhunwala was the Principal Advisor to the Minister of Power, MNRE & Railways. He is a Padmashri Award recipient and is the pioneer of nurturing Industry-Academia interaction in India towards R&D.

A L Rao

President,

Sri Sri University

With over 30 years of experience in the field of management, A L Rao has strategised businesses into profits in India & in global territories. His strong leadership and business acumen have been beneficial in the growth of multiple companies.

Swapna Gupta

Sr. Investment Manager,

Qualcomm Ventures

Having expertise in venture capital, corporate finance & emerging markets, Swapna Gupta has been involved in business planning & execution, analyzing & improving business profitability, and managing operational aspects of business units.

Arvind Vasu

SVP, Asia Investments,

ABB Ventures

As an entrepreneur & business manager with international experience, Arvind Vasu has established companies dealing in automation, machinery & IoT. His expertise lies in Venture Capital, Automation, Robotics, Sales & Marketing & Channel Partner Strategies.

Sailesh Tulshan

Founder,

021 Capital

After working in the finance sectors with Hewlett Packard & HDFC Bank, Sailesh Tulshan launched a venture capital fund- 021 capital and an independent advisory firm- Tsai Shen Capital. He is the personal investment advisor to Flipkart’s Binny Bansal.

Awards & accolades

2018 AgroWorld

2018 Indian AgriBusiness Excellence

2018 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award

2017 Aegis Graham Bell Award

2017 CII SR Emerging Entrepreneur

2017 Runner up in Express IT Award

2017 4th in NASSCOMM Emerge 50 Awards

2017 TEN Square Business Pitch

2017 Finalist in Qualcomm Design India Challenges

2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50 Award

2016 Seoul International Invention Fair

2016 The Smart CEO Startup Award

2016 ARUN CSI Challenge

2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 APAC

2016 ISBA Award

2014 The Takeda Foundation Award

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