Parthsarathi Trivedi, co-founder of Skylo has been named in the Forbes “30 under 30” list for Asia in 2020 in the Healthcare and Science segment and concurrently in the Big Money segment. Born and raised in Kolkata, educated at MIT and Stanford University, he is also a Member of CII’s National Committee on Space.
Parthsarathi co-founded the startup in 2017 to bring internet access to remote areas of the world. The company’s Skylo Hub, a portable hardware that can connect to satellites through self-developed antenna and software, transmits data and signal to nearby devices and sensors. The device facilitates vessels and machines operating in previously hard to reach areas to be connected and monitored. Skylo’s hardware costs less than US$100, with data plans starting as low as US$1.
Skylo’s cost-effective platform enables large-scale deployment of remote sensor networks and satellite connectivity to deliver real-time alerts and actionable information for agricultural crop and resource management.
Skylo’s satellite hub for narrowband remote sensor applications and easy to use platform tool support the goals for productivity and resource optimisation. An affordable network of environmental sensors helps farmers optimise water and fertiliser usage to reduce costs and increase crop yields.
With Skylo’s ubiquitous network, one can communicate status, relay instructions and maximise the productivity of your resources.
Speaking on the achievement, Trivedi said, “I am humbled to be recognised by Forbes 30 under 30 Asia. Technology is going to be the uniting force for the world at present. Several industries, from agriculture to logistics are being transformed with digitisation. We’re excited by the ways Skylo’s ubiquitous machine data network could be called into action for India; from tracking the timely delivery and temperature regulation of vaccines across the nation, to saving people’s lives at sea and in the remotest of places.”
Amidst challenging times and global uncertainty, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 features bright and innovative leaders who are ready and equipped to adapt to whatever the future may hold, with 30 honorees selected for each of the 10 categories.