Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Job Posting: Business Intelligence, Black Ops

Do you crush your opponents with logic?
Do you banish chaos and uncertainty with data-driven insights?
Do you have an obsession for the mission?
Come to India. Join Driptech.

Driptech is a for-profit, socially-minded enterprise laser-focused on making affordable irrigation technologies for small-plot farmers in developing countries. Our early-stage, VC-funded, Mountain View-based venture was selected by the World Economic Forum as a 2012 Technology Pioneer, named by BusinessWeek as one of the world’s most intriguing new companies and voted by its readers as one of the top 5 most promising social ventures in America.

Driptech is scaling up for high-volume commercial rollouts in India and China. By joining the Driptech team you will be part of a compelling social venture that aims to produce a global impact.

Driptech is seeking a Data Analyst for strategic Black Ops, number crunching jungle warfare fueled by your caffeinated beverage of choice, to empower the management team to make critical strategic decisions with confidence.

This position requires the desire and ability to lead Driptech’s business intelligence efforts. It demands demonstrated analytical acumen, a predisposition towards facts over opinions, and comfort both collecting and effectively manipulating all manner of data. The ideal candidate will have distinguished him or herself in a challenging statistical or quantitative analytical role at a leading corporate or academic organization.

1.Assist the sales and marketing teams in gathering, organizing and distilling extensive datasets
2.Synthesize unstructured field research and customer feedback with structured data from operations
3.Design or collaborate with the Executive team to design A-B tests to validate or disprove hypotheses on sales conversions and customer satisfaction
4.Create graphical and written executive summary presentations (think ppt & excel) that explain validated learnings for the Management Team and Board of Directors
5.Report to the India Country Head and the CEO on various mission-critical projects, work closely with the rest of the global management team

Background and Skills:
•Excel and PowerPoint ninja capable of both deep analysis and impressive presentation layers
•Able to work independently or collaborate with field teams to explain importance of, and improve, data collection
•Able to run quick experiments or perform longer, in-depth statistical research
•Demonstrated success reducing complex datasets into actionable intelligence
•2+ years banking, consulting, statistical or business intelligence experience
•Ability to be based in Pune, India and travel to California
•Strong verbal and written communication and excellent presentation skills

Desired Extras:
1.Experience living and/or traveling independently abroad
2.Prior experience in India
3.Indian language capabilities
4.A passion for addressing the needs of small-plot farmers
5.Horsemanship and knot-tying skills

Driptech offers competitive salary and benefits packages commensurate with our funding stage. We will also make available support for relocation to Pune, India.

How to Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume to with "Business Intelligence, Black Ops" in the subject.

To learn more about Driptech, please visit our website at

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Driptech signs MOU with Champion Agro

Two weeks ago Driptech and Champion Agro inked a deal to bring Driptech’s irrigation systems to the small-plot farmers of Gujarat, 
India. Champion Agro is a pioneer in agri-retail, building 34 agro
clinics across the state of Gujarat in the past 3 years. In addition
 to these agri-retail malls, the company deals in contract and lease 
farming, greenhouses, cattle feed, and fresh and processed fruits and 

The press conference held in conjunction with Driptech and Champion Agro generated much attention from the local media including the Business Standard, IBNLive, and several local language newspapers.

Divesh Bhadani (Driptech), Sarah Huber (Driptech), Dhirubai Patel, and Rasik Patel at a Champion Agro farmer meeting in Rajkot, India

As Shamender Sharma, Chief Operating Officer of Champion Agro, told the Business Standard, the land of Saurashtra (Gujarat) where the company mainly works, is mostly rain fed and requires a high level of water resource optimization.

A Driptech-Champion demo in Calabar, India

We are thrilled with this partnership as it broadens Driptech’s social impact by bringing our water saving, labor saving, and yield-increasing product to more farmers throughout India.

Divesh Bhadani (Driptech), Peter Frykman (Driptech) and Sarah Huber (Driptech) visit a Champion Agro outlet in Rajkot, India

Farmers learning about Driptech at a Champion Agro farmer meeting