Fund Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Startup Media Partner

Climate change is becoming a crisis that needs critical attention. India stands at a vulnerable point in this crisis, ranking 7th in the global climate risk index. The ClimAct accelerator program comes at a crucial point, as India’s climate change reversal requires investments of $1 trillion by 2030.

ClimAct: Our offerings

Upfront Capital: Access to upfront Pre-Seed capital of $200k per startup, with further potential for follow-on
investment of upto $2M within 4 months.

$200k pre-seed
capital

Infused on Day Zero for a
10% stake

Follow on investment of up to $1.5 Million

Post the acceleration period via a closed group of institutional funds

Infrastructure Credits of up to $500k

Via contextual technology and business partners

Access to industry veterans as key mentors

Dedicated 1-on-1 mentor engagements

Validation-focussed pilot opportunities

Via extended network of institutions

Our Thesis

Our Mentors and Advisors

Expertise in: Product, Tech, Tokenomics, Fund Raising , Marketing, Community

Vipin Sondhi
Vipin Sondhi
Former MD & CEO Ashok Leyland and JCB India.
Kailash Vaswani
Kailash Vaswani
President of Corporate Finance, Renew Power
Ravi Pisharody
Ravi Pisharody
Ex-ED, TATA Motors
Suresh Sugavanam
Suresh Sugavanam
MD South Asia, UL Solutions
Murali Sivaraman
Murali Sivaraman
Former President - Philips Lighting Growth Markets
Tejinderpal Miglani
Tejinderpal Miglani
Founding CTO, Indiabulls
Soumitra Mishra
Soumitra Mishra
Co-Founder, Claro Energy
Sudipta Das
Sudipta Das
Former Partner and National Leader of Climate Change, EY
Ashwin Bhadri
Ashwin Bhadri
CEO at Equinox Labs
Venkatesh Kini
Venkatesh Kini
Co-Founder, Ubuntoo
Rakesh Batra
Rakesh Batra
Former Partner for Automotive, EY
Kumar Subramanian
Kumar Subramanian
Founder, Sculpt Partners
Nat Malupillai
Nat Malupillai
Ex Director of Investments, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India
Venkitachalam Anantharaman
Venkitachalam Anantharaman
Former MD, UL Solutions

Infrastructure Partners

Paris

$100,000 in AWS Activate Credits

Paris

$40,000 in Startup Credits

Paris

Credits worth $1000

Paris

$25,000 in partner rewards

Paris

6 months free access

Paris

$10,000 Credits split across Freshworks Suite

Paris

$1000 in Credits

Paris

$50,000 in Credits

Paris

$1000 in Credits

Paris

Startups will get up to ₹25,000 credits that can be used to buy employees HealthCare membership.

Paris

$50,000 Credits in Segment credits

Paris

$2500 in Credits

Paris

Exclusive pricing & offers for Huddle Startups

Accelerating Climate
Technologies today for a net
positive tomorrow

Merak x Huddle

Pre-Seed + Seed Investments

Recent developments such as the SEBI Circular surrounding revamped ESG and Sustainability reporting are a welcome addition, encouraging large-scale enterprises to adopt tech solutions that aid in carbon reduction, ESG compliance, and Climate Education.
Carbon (Dioxide) is one of the building blocks of all organisms on Earth, such that it allows Earth to hold it’s energy. Carbon Sequestration is the process of capturing and storing atmospheric carbon dioxide. It is one method of reducing the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere with the goal of reducing global climate change.   There has been growth in startups working on carbon capture/tech sequestration that capture CO2/ GHGs and utilize them to create value-added products and/ or sell offsets on exchanges.
Given the large depth in climate finance required, emerging forms of climate finance will be important for us to consider. For example, Refi (Regenerative Finance) is a movement focusing on the power of blockchain and web3 to address climate change, support conservation and biodiversity, and create a more equitable and sustainable financial system.
Energy storage and management for mobility & transport use cases have observed strong investor traction historically, and we believe this trend will continue in the next 3-5 years. This includes Electric vehicles as a category.

Agriculture has vast potential with respect to climate change. Building agri-food supply chain efficiencies will be very important to reduce post-harvest food losses. Hence, solutions that use technology to reduce food losses from farm-to-folk or provide cold-chain infra would be relevant to consider. 

 

Additionally, precision agriculture will be crucial to increasing farm yields, but the sector is vast ranging from farm advisory to Agri inputs to IoTs and deep tech hardware solutions. Hence, we will opportunistically look at this theme to scout good startups.

RocketFuel x Huddle