Kalaari Capital

A Kalaari Capital Initiative

Vani Kola

Vani Kola is the Founder & Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Bengaluru. She is a proponent for India’s digital opportunity to create next-gen large scale companies, which will scale globally.

Having been a successful 2x entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Vani’s investment philosophy is derived from her successful entrepreneurial experiences. This includes recognizing young, first-time entrepreneurs with passion and perseverance.

Sumant Sinha

Sumant Sinha Kalari

A leading first-generation entrepreneur, Sumant Sinha is the Chairman and CEO of ReNew Power – one of India’s largest clean energy companies.

He is a passionate advocate for solutions related to climate change and sustainable development.  Sumant founded ReNew Power in January 2011, with a vision to transform the way energy is produced and consumed in India. Since then, under his leadership, the company has grown exponentially and is today one of India’s premier renewable energy companies with an aggregate portfolio of more than 13 GW spread over more than 140+ sites.

Ravinder Singh

Ravi Singh Kalaari

Ravinder Singh is Partner at Kalaari Capital.

He is an award-winning technologist, rescue pilot, and DeepTech investor, with several hundred global recognitions and inventions. He has been acknowledged as Person of Year, World’s top 10 Robotics Designer, #1 Artificial Intelligence Leader in Asia, and World’s top 25 CIO.

He is an HBS alumni and global Speaker with over 200+ papers & lectures to audiences across North America, South America, Asia, Africa & Europe.

Bhaktha K.

Bhaktha born and brought up in Bangalore is always dreaming of building a world class product company from India. 

Bhaktha has a bachelors degree from UVCE, Bangalore, an MS from Arizona State University and has worked for Intel for more than a decade in the US before moving back to his hometown. Bhaktha was the CTO and Co-founder of Ezetap which was recently acquired by Razorpay. Bhaktha now is the CEO and co-founder of Chara, a deep-tech startup building rare-earth free motors for EVs and various other applications.

Nitin Gupta

Nitin Gupta is the CEO and Co-founder of Attero Recycling Pvt Ltd, which is India’s largest electronic asset management company with expertise in developing eco-friendly reuse and recycling solutions for electronics. He is regarded as a visionary and a technology expert with proficiency in bringing cleantech to India.

Nitin is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi, with a strong foundation in Engineering. He further went on to the prestigious NYU, Stern, and London Business School to study business & marketing.

Anmol Jaggi

Anmol Singh Jaggi is a serial entrepreneur in the clean & green space with the fist business being founded straight out of college in 2007.

He leads the team at Gensol Engineering Ltd., a premier solar energy engineering company and took the business bootstrapped to IPO. In 2019, Anmol co-founded BluSmart Electric Mobility which is India’s largest all-electric ridehail fleet & is operating a fleet of 2700+ all-electric vehicles & 1600+ charging stations. Key skills are scaling business in a capital efficient manner & ensuring businesses create free cash flow.

Priya Shah

Priya is the General Partner of Theia Ventures, which is a seed stage fund in India investing in high impact, technology-enabled climate tech businesses operating across multiple sectors, such as energy efficiency, electric mobility, renewable energy access, biofuel/biogas, energy storage / carbon capture, battery tech, waste-to-value, smart protein and sustainable agriculture. Theia takes an active role in their portfolio companies, providing mentorship and value-added support across strategy, governance, product and fundraising, connecting them to their Venture Partner Network and other ecosystem partners.
Priya has spent 15 years working across the social impact, finance and policy sectors in the US, UK and Indian markets.

Arjun P Gupta

Arjun Gupta is the founder and CEO of Smart Joules whose mission is to eliminate energy waste through innovations in continuous energy optimization

Siddharth Mayur

Mr. Siddharth R Mayur a First-Generation Social Entrepreneur founded h2e Power Systems Private Limited in 2011, to fulfil his vision of providing 24×7 clean, green, reliable & affordable energy to all. Driven by the goal to provide energy independence to farmers and rural areas in India, he built India’s first Fuel Cell company in technical partnership with Fraunhofer Institute in Germany. 

To strengthen the global market presence and to stay ahead on the technology curve Mr. Mayur has established mPower GmbH (www.mpowergmbh.de) a Dresden (Saxony) based clean tech company to manufacture the Fuel Cell stacks and to develop solutions using Fuel Cell technology to produce green hydrogen and other fuels from renewables.

Siddhanth Jayaram

Siddhanth is the co-founder of Climes.

Climes is a first-of-its-kind B2B2C voluntary carbon credit purchase platform that aims to make it easy to neutralise carbon from lifestyle activities.

Refer a Founder or a Startup

Thank you for taking the time to refer a company/founder. Your recommendation adds value to our investment decision-making process.If you have any questions on whom/which company to recommend, please refer to our FAQ section.

When you refer a founder/company, we are committed to assessing whether Kalaari can proceed with the investment and inform you of our decision. If we decide to invest in the referred founder/company, you are welcome to participate as an angel investor.