A leader in climate innovation in India, Starlene is an experienced investor and two-time entrepreneur who has scaled organizations with global reach in both India and US.
As the Founding CEO of AIC Sangam Innovation Foundation, she was responsible for establishing India’s first dedicated cleantech incubator and first cleantech accelerator, which resulted in an 80% funding rate. Simultaneously she structured new mechanisms for investing in early-stage cleantech startups at Sangam Ventures. Starlene has been part of the founding leadership of two tech-for-development startups in India and scaled Orphans International/Better Future International to seven countries, receiving awards from UNDP and several national governments. She started her career at Landmark Advisors, a New York hedge fund that she helped grow from $80mn to $880mn.
Starlene is the founder of Cleantech Women’s Innovation Network (CleantechWIN), Climate Editor for Business India and mentor for Climate Launch Pad, Climate Collective, the Powered Accelerator and TechStars India