Team

Founder

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Pratap Raju
Partner

Pratap has been in the climate and cleantech space since 2009. From being one of the pioneers in solar in the early days of the National Solar Mission (24MW commissioned), he has know pivoted to supporting climate and cleantech startups throughout South Asia as one of the necessary and key enablers or a transition to a truly sustainable world. From founding the Climate Collective, he leads, among other things, the Climate Launchpad program in India as well as Nexus South Asia.

He has degrees from Harvard and Oxford.

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Pramod Raju
Partner

Pramod Raju has been advising Indian Companies since 2000 as an Investment Banker with UBS Warburg and Goldman Sachs. He has worked with India’s leading infrastructure companies, giving him a deep understanding of the Indian Energy Sector. He founded PR Group, an investment advisory for the infrastructure sector which grew into renewable energy as well as cleantech incubation. Pramod has a B.A. from UPenn and a M.D. from NYU School of Medicine.

Team

Nalin Agarwal
Acceleration Director

Nalin Agarwal has been working on developing innovation support facilities for climate startups at the Climate Collective, focusing on acceleration programs; developing Derisk Power, a platform to enable capital into distributed energy projects; and, is building an open-data tool for analysing municipal performance. He was earlier an Associate Partner with PR Fonroche, where he helped commission a total of 22MWp solar PV projects. Nalin has a MSc in Sustainable Energy from the Imperial College London, and a B.Tech. (Mechanical) from MNIT Jaipur.

Jui Joshi
Program Manager / Research Manager

Jui started her career as an I.T engineer and soon moved to the social development sector. She has worked with NGOs in sustainability and as an education consultant for 4 years. She then turned her focus completely to sustainability, and has been a consultant for 2 years, measuring and reporting impact assessments for corporates, public utilities and non-profits – across their supply chain and CSR programs. Currently she manages ClimateLaunchpad, South Asia with the Climate Collective and focusses on research and developing modules on impact assessments for green start-ups.

She is an I.T engineer from Pune University and MSc. In Climate Change and Sustainability studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).

Abhishek Gaur
Program Manager

Abhishek has 5 years of experience in clean energy. Currently he is working as program manager for ClimateLauchpad program, designing & managing 19 program spread across South Asia. He has experience on 400+MW of solar PV projects with expertise on technical, financial, commercial, policy & regulatory aspects. He is also proficient in solid waste management projects.

Abhishek has MTech in Renewable Energy Engineering & Management from TERI, with a resonant background in Electrical Engineering.

Amanpreet Kaur
Program Coordinator

Amanpreet started her career as an Embedded Trainer. She has worked in education sector for 2.5 years before shifting her focus to clean energy. Presently she is working as a Program Coordinator for ClimateLaunchpad, South Asia with Climate Collective and as a Research Analyst with PR Climate Studio.

She has a Master’s degree in Electronic Product Design and Technology from Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Mohali and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering.

Md. Shazib
Program Coordinator

Shazib has displayed experience in the domains of Sustainable Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Impact Investing and Impact Assessment. He is a strong community and social services professional with a masters degree focused on Climate Change and Sustainability Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Having worked with multiple start-ups and management teams, he has developed a knack for venture capital and early-stage startups.

Sachin Salunke
Program Coordinator

Sachin started his career in IT platform holds bachelor in commerce from past 6 year he has been handling system analyst assignments and soon after he shifted to operational management assignment for 2 year for retails market and real-estate construction.

Now his spirit focuses on environmental science (ClimateLaunchpad South Asia) for more than a year and continuing his journey.

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