About databaum

Find out more about databaum, our founding story
and our motivation behind the business

Plant disease

Prediction - Confirmation - Action

Our vision

databaum - The leading disease management tool for successful and healthy farming.

We believe

  • Disease should never be responsible for over 10% of yield loss
  • Pesticides should be used with precision instead of guesswork
  • Successful farming depends on crop health
  • You don't need to endanger your long term crop health for a successful season

Our Values

These values guide is during our work.

Customer focus

The crop farmer is our customer. Our goal is to make him successful. Everything we create is for his long term benefit.

Earn Trust

We build an environment of trust. We focus on inclusiveness, honest and direct communication. We care and watch out for each other. We’re humble individually and proud together.

Stay Hungry

We are eager to solve challenging problems and acquire new skills. We understand that staying on the bleeding edge is hard work and we are committed to invest in our continual development.

Move Fast

We believe in our work’s ability to improve life. Because the cost of indecision can be more than the cost of a wrong decision, we emphasize high-speed decision making and execution while insisting on the highest standards.

Have Grit

We exhibit firmness of character and indomitable spirit when faced with challenges. We consistently back ourselves and inspire our teams to power through the low moments. No task is beneath us.

Open to change

We go where it makes sense. We listen. If our direction stops to make sense, we adapt and adjust.

Our Story

It all started with an observation from Joe, founder of databaum. A farmer was watering his field and he was wondering how the farmer would know about the best timing for watering his plants. After a short conversation with the farmer it was clear to Joe that the farmer based his watering decision purely on his experience. Right away it was clear to Joe that this approach is not effective, and that technology could bring a significant improvement to this sector. After many more conversations with various farmers and experts in this field Joe, a developer himself, has started building a product that was truly customer centric.

Along the way Joe met Saurabh, a passionate plant scientist, who was immediately hooked by the way of helping farmers with technology.

Saurabh comes from a farmer family in India and practices traditional farming in his farms. He worked with non profit organisations and agri companies at different roles. That experience is exactly what databaum needs to thrive and continue to build the best product out there.

Together the co-founders and everyone at databaum are committed to make world a better place to live through achieving the United Nations goals for sustainable development.

Meet the Management Team

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Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Chief Science Officer
  • AgTech expert
  • Guest Scientist Uni. of Freiburg (AI/ML based platform of plant culture)
  • PhD (NGS and Cytogenetics)
  • 10+ years in plant science
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Joe Eifert

Chief Technology Officer
  • 10+ years of software development
  • Instructor for upcoming computer scientists EFZ
  • Master in IT Project Management
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Andrew Moore

Chief Financial Officer
  • 20+ years experience as CEO/CFO in start-ups and turnarounds
  • Successfully financed and sold several companies