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Karthik Chandrasekar
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Karthik Chandrasekar is the founder & CEO of Sangam Ventures, an early stage fund focused on fighting climate change and driving resource productivity. He is also the Chairman of AIC-Sangam Innovation Foundation, India’s first dedicated Cleantech Incubator set up in partnership with the Government of India’s Niti Aayog. Karthik actively works to improve the clean technology entrepreneurial eco-system for India. Prior to Sangam he led clean-tech investments in India for Acumen. Prior to Acumen, Karthik was with TVS Capital Funds where he focused on developing investment thesis for providing basic services in water, energy and agriculture for inclusive growth. As part of the fund MD’s initiative, he also assisted CII and Prof. C.K. Prahalad in developing vision for India@75. During his initial career in the US and UK, Karthik worked in the banking and financial services sector with Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch in their Investment Banking and Private Client groups. Karthik holds an MBA from Chicago Booth, MS in Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon and a B. Tech from IIT Bombay.

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