In early 2018 I made a conscious decision to join the movement of saving our planet, in light of climate change. With four other entrepreneurs, I founded Beewise with a stated mission of saving the bees to secure global food supplies.
For millions of years, bees have been ensuring food security and nutrition, and maintaining biodiversity and vibrant ecosystems on our planet. Approximately 75% of the world’s fruit, vegetables, seeds and nuts for human consumption depend, at least in part, on pollinators for sustained production, yield and quality.
The significant decline in populations of pollinators is likely to impact the production and costs of vitamin-rich crops. This decline could lead to increasingly unbalanced diets and health problems, potentially giving rise to disease and limited lifespans.
Beewise is changing all this. Each day, we apply every resource, tool and technology at our disposal toward ensuring bees survive in the face of modern stressors like lack of biodiversity, pesticides, global warming, diseases and pests. In the next five years, we plan on stopping the global bee decline and focus on growing the bee population on the planet.
Beewise is the sixth company I founded or helped found. I have dealt with many challenges along my career, but designing technology that can keep bees alive is the hardest hurdle I have faced thus far. Five years’ worth of R&D yielded an amazing solution that keeps getting better every day, mostly due to machine learning and reinforcement learning.
After tasting a life that has an impact, it is hard to go back. Any one of us can apply our talent, skills, and expertise towards any idea or venture. However, applying ourselves towards something meaningful for the planet and humanity – leaving a better world to our children — is self-inspiring, self-motivating, and extremely gratifying.