AgriGenome Labs is the leading genomics service provider in India offering high-quality genome sequencing and bioinformatics analysis for the research and breeding community of the country. AgriGenome’s services cover non-human organisms including plants, animals, fungi, bacteria and viruses. The in-house genome sequencing group has expertise in genome assembly and annotation. AgriGenome's R&D activities focus on crop improvement through TILLING and CRISPR-Cas9 based genome editing. Furthermore, AgriGenome Labs has completed genomes of several Indian spices, medicinal plants and livestock - some under its own R&D program and the rest in collaboration with other groups.
Kartik has worked with multiple high tech start-ups in his career as an investor and early stage co-founder including Webex (acquired by Cisco) where he was an early founding employee.
Mahesh Pratapneni specializes in incubating product companies in the education, healthcare, and data/analytics sectors. He is focused on helping launch, re-engineer and support small and mid-sized technology driven businesses.