Sunil Cavale of Speciale Invest – Ask the Investor @ CLIMAFIX
𝘚𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘭 𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘴 𝘶𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘦𝘹𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘩𝘪𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘱 & 𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘥𝘰𝘮𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘬𝘦𝘺 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥 𝘣𝘦 𝘢𝘥𝘥𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘥
𝑨𝒔𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑰𝒏𝒗𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓 is an interactive series we run at CLIMAFIX that derives key insights from innovative climate investors on many different aspects of their investment journey.
This series is done 𝐚𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐀𝐅𝐈𝐗 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 2023, 𝐈𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐚’𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐩 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭, organized by CLIMAFIX & Energy Consortium – Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Speciale Invest is a venture capital firm with a huge interest in deep tech startups and innovations.
Sunil must be up to his gills researching on climate tech innovations – he has so many interesting thoughts and insights on both emerging tech and the challenges faced.
The following were the ones I liked the most:
𝐀𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦: Waste heat utilization and heat pumps – both have something to do with each other and I’m equally fascinated with both. Heat pumps, I feel, especially have significant potential for a country like India and cities like Chennai where the annual climate range can be concisely defined as hot-hotter-hottest.
𝐀𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐞𝐝, I feel the following is a high pact recommendation: “𝘎𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘢𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢𝘯 𝘤𝘰𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘷𝘢𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘥𝘰𝘱𝘵 𝘤𝘭𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘵𝘦𝘤𝘩𝘯𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘨𝘪𝘦𝘴 𝘥𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘭𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦 𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘶𝘱𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘐𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘢”. This will be, I reckon, even more applicable to deep tech startups. Corporate venture investing can really go a long way to buck up this ecosystem, as their investments can be strategic and can be aligned to goals with a longer duration, something deep tech startups can do well with.
Read all of Sunil’s insights here 👇
Team CLIMAFIX thanks Sunil for his wonderful insights.
𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐂𝐋𝐈𝐌𝐀𝐅𝐈𝐗 𝐒𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐢𝐭 2023 – https://lnkd.in/gM2pCbHn
See my LinkedIn post on this topic