About Us

AIC-Sangam is set up as a platform to bring together the best minds, resources and capital solving sustainability problems, and serve as a launch pad for inclusive and scalable enterprises focused on improving access to energy and resource productivity for the underserved in India, that will lead the way in driving inclusive development and creation of communities that are resilient to climate change. 

We are thesis-driven organization

We study the sector - its players, problems and customers, before we venture into incubating or accelerating any start-up in that sector. We have seen, from the GALI research on incubator effectiveness, that cohort quality is a critical driver of success. We view pipeline development as an active search process rather than a passive endeavor in which we wait to receive applications. This approach keeps us focused and helps us in building better networks to find relevant start-ups that fit our program thesis. Following are our focus areas

 
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Energy Transition

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Tech that accelerates decarbonization of energy

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Low cost and energy efficient refrigeration & cooling tech

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Fit-for-purpose Energy Storage tech

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Electric, alternative fuel & shared transport solution

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Circular Economy

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Farm positive agricultural supply chains, residue & waste management​

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Alternative low- carbon materials & reduction in fossil-fuel based product use

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Industrial heat & power efficiencies & recycling

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Competent SMEs

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Providing linkages to local business creating a sustainable business model with national & international market

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High efficiency appliances, services, components & controls for underserved markets

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Preserving culture & resources and creating communities that are resilient to climate change

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Climate smart Land use

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Climate resilient conservation agriculture & agroforestry

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Improve soil carbon & soil microbiome while minimizing soil erosion

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Farm-positive agricultural supply chains, residue & waste management

Meet The Team

We, at AIC Sangam, study the sector - its players, problems and customers, before we venture into incubating or accelerating any start-up in that sector. We are proud to be a unique place that places start-ups at the center of all its projects and our multi background team is always willing  to offer them all the services they need to develop.

 
Leadership Team
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Karthik Chandrasekar

Karthik leads Sangam Ventures & previously led clean-tech investments in India for Acumen Fund, TVS Capital Funds where he focused on developing an investment thesis for providing basic services in water, energy, and agriculture for inclusive growth.

Karthik
Chandrasekar

Founder, Director and Acting CEO

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Ramesh

Ramesh brings strong experience in operational financing for cash & WC management. Previously he was CFO @InKlude Labs working on USAID-funded Deworming project. 

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Ramesh

CFO

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Shashank
Agrawal
Shashank
Agrawal

Co-Founder

Shashank leads investments at Sangam Ventures, as a Principal. Besides his hands-on work with the portfolio companies, Shashank regularly mentors early stage startup founders. Prior to Sangam, Claro Energy, driving adoption of solar PV irrigation pumps across India. Early in his career, he led audits at E&Y and is a Chartered Accountant by training with a B.Com from University of Delhi.

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Anuradha
Bhavnani

Annuradha has a wide range of experience with Start-up's, Social Enterprise and Sustainability. She is Thought leader, Angel investor, Mentor, Board member and Advisor to many start-ups. 

Anuradha
Bhavnani

Independent Director

Incubation Team
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Aritra
Bhowmik

Focus on Customer/Product development assistance and field operations with startups.

Has 9 years experience in development and implementation of decentralized clean energy technologies.

Aritra
Bhowmik

Incubation Manager and
NE Program head

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Sreyashee
Das

A renewable energy professional responsible for engaging startups and helps them to scale up. Previously having worked with Development Alternatives and Hero Future Energies

Sreyashee
Das

Incubation Manager

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Rahul
Kumar

Leading Accounts and Financial Management at AIC Sangam.

Rahul
Kumar

Accounts and 
Finance Manager

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Harshit
Kedia

Experience in Prototyping and Product development cycle in the EV sector. Has had previous EV startup and entrepreneurship experience.

Harshit
Kedia

Product Designer

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Reneeta
Choudhury

Masters in Sociology, a social enthusiast with a flare for handling community relations. Previously worked with the Teach for India foundation.

Reneeta
Choudhury

Community Manager

 
Beyond Incubation

At AIC Sangam we believe that incubation is just the start of a long journey towards creating sustaiable startups to fight climate change. To that vision, we have our sister companies to support startups on this journey catering to what they need, be it legal services or capital.

About

Sangam Ventures is a seed and early stage venture fund that invests to improve access to sustainable energy and resource productivity solutions for the underserved in India that can lead to inclusive development and creation of communities that are resilient to climate change.

Sangam Ventures

About

LexStart is the brainchild of a VC and a seasoned lawyer, who amongst them have advised several start-ups and worked on quite a few investment transactions to know where exactly the pain points and pitfalls are. It is this experience that the team LexStart brings to the table to ensure that a startup is investment ready at all times!

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North East

We have a special focus on working with startups in the North East Region (NCR) of India, a region endowed with abundant natural resources and biodiversity but still having some of the [lowest development indicators] in the country.

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