Investment Snapshot

The future
is green

and here’s how our climate-focused startups are making it possible in India through breakthrough innovations!

  • 839

    Total Funding
    $ Mn

  • 75

    No. of Deals

Capital for Climate

Ashish Kumar

Climate and Innovation Lead,
Shell Foundation

Dialogue with
Shell Foundation

“Shell Foundation co-creates and funds early-stage commercial ventures, blended finance funds and vehicles, as well as market enablers and institutions – all within a few ClimateTech sectors centred around the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG 7): Universal Access to Clean and Affordable Energy.

Learn more about Shell Foundation’s impact thesis and investment strategy in India from Ashish Kumar, Climate & Innovation Lead, Shell Foundation


Sector Voices

Energy Transition:
Role of Venture Capital

“Green hydrogen has the potential of taking a 10- 12% share of global energy usage by 2050.”

Samir Shah, Managing Partner, Peak Ventures sheds light on investment opportunities in the energy sector in India


Investment Opportunity in Climate-tech: Resource Conservation and Post-Harvest Loss Management

“Climate risks need to be addressed with utmost urgency through a combination of policy, innovation and investments.”

Hemendra Mathur, Venture Partner (Bharat Innovation Fund) and Co-founder, ThinkAg maps innovations in “resource conservation” and “post-harvest loss management” .


Capital flows into the Indian EV ecosystem:
reading the tea leaves

“2023 will be the year of the EV components industry (including motors, controllers, battery cells, packs, BMSs etc.) as capital flows into EV OEMs cascade into growth of the EV supply chain.”

Vasudha, Founder, Ostara Advisors delineates key investment trends in the sustainable mobility sector in India.


Waste Management
& Circular Economy

“Innovations for methane capture from legacy waste, including biochemical and microbial breakthroughs will be required to address emission goals at scale but require focussed investment in research and development.”

Circular economy is the newest kid on the block and Madhushree, Director of Sustainability & Climate at Social Alpha shares insights on bolstering the sector.


Innovation Spotlight

Chakr Innovation:
Reducing Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Emissions at Source

Chakr’s first product is Chakr Shield, which effectively captures up to 90% of the particulate matter from its exhaust. It is a compact, affordable and robust technology which achieves high emission reduction without affecting engine performance and consuming less than 1% of the energy.


What’s New

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