NxtTech Team

Lou Villella


Lou has extensive technical, sales and business development experience in the chemical industry both in Australia and internationally. He has held key management and board positions with a number of start up and established companies including ICI and GE helping to drive strategy, direction and profitability. He currently works for a large chemical company as the Asia Pacific commercial director and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry and an MBA. Lou is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

NxtTech Partners

indigo specialty


Indigo Specialty Products is a privately owned business focused on production & supply of plant protection, pest control, plant nutrition, soil, water management & biological products. They specialize in Australasian non-crop and niche horticultural markets including turf & amenity, nursery production, industrial vegetation management, forestry, pest control and consumer home garden and pest management.


Privi Life Sciences is a research based formulation organization with interests in Crop, Human and Animal nutrition. They   have current operations in the Agri-Inputs vertical with a range of products for Soil Health, Specialty Nutrients, Micro-  nutrients, Nutrient based Immunity Boosters and Bio-stimulants. The Privi Group, with a business legacy of over 30   years in the Aroma Chemicals vertical, ventured into the agribusiness domain through Privi Life Sciences. This venture   was conceived by the management following their acquaintance and in-depth interactions with Prof Dirk Vanden   Berghe, an Emeritus Professor, at the Antwerp University at Belgium. Prof Dirk had extensively researched the Ortho   Silicic Acid (OSA) molecule and finally patented the process of stabilization of this molecule.