Purple Chilli is an agribusiness enterprise with a mission to accomplish two objectives
1. Provide an avenue for smallholder farmers to dramatically improve their incomes and reduce risk, and
2. Delight consumers with the highest quality fresh produce that is fresh, safe, and wholesome  



Purple Chilli is founded by two experienced agribusiness professionals, Siddharth Tata and Shashi Kumar, with over 15 years of combined experience in the industry.

  • Siddharth Tata, CEO, has worked in the agribusiness industry in various roles- as an impact investor at Acumen, grantmaker at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and consultatnt at McKinsey. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelors degree from IIT-Madras.
  • Shashi Kumar, COO, is an organic farming expert. He is the co-founder of Akshayakalpa, India's largest organic milk company, a brand that is trusted by over 10,000 families in Bangalore. He is also the co-founder of Stellapps, one of India’s fastest growing agri-tech startups. He has a Masters degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago.