Team


Venkat Panchagnula is a Senior Scientist at the National Chemical Laboratory, India and a co-founder. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut, previously worked at PerkinElmer Life and Analytical Sciences (Boston) and CSIRO Australia. He has 10+ years of experience managing scientific teams, overseeing R&D operations and scientific strategy

Vishal Mahale is a co-founder and currently manages the day-to-day operations at Barefeet Analytics. Vihsal holds an M.Tech. (Biotech, University of Pune). He is a farmer-entrepreneur with expertise in food safety analysis and has a deep understanding of grape farming & produce exports.
Magesh Nandagopal has a Ph.D. in polymer science, MBA (Finance) from the University of Connecticut and was a 2017 Chevening Rolls Royce Fellow at Said Business School, Oxford UK. He is a Senior Scientist at the National Chemical Laboratory overseeing technology commercialization and IP management. Magesh is a co-founder

Manisha Premnath, is the General Manager of the NCL Venture Center – a technology business incubator. She is a Director at Barefeet. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and was a Chevening Rolls Royce Fellow (2015) at Said Business School, Oxford UK. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the BSE/NSE listed IPCA laboratories and several other startups