Our Team

Aneri Pradhan

Senior Partnerships Manager

"The climate crisis feels overwhelming because it cannot be solved by a silver bullet. We need all interconnected approaches and solutions to remake the society we want to live in. Investing in climate means investing in our entire ecosystem."

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Aneri cultivates relationships with corporate partners that catalyze growth for Elemental Excelerator’s startups through project deployments, investments, and acquisitions. She also helps the pipeline team attract and select high potential startups.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Aneri has spent over a decade in emerging markets working with clean energy startups. She founded an award-winning accelerator in Uganda called ENVenture that has financed over 100 rural cooperatives to start clean energy businesses, which is now part of New Energy Nexus. Formerly, she worked at Facebook on their Sustainability team building partnerships with minigrid and off-grid solar startups. Previously, she served as an Energy Access Officer at the United Nations Foundation, spearheading grassroots entrepreneur mobilization for the UN Sustainable Energy for All Initiative.

Aneri has a Masters in Environment & Development from the London School of Economics and Bachelors in International Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Outside of the office

Aneri enjoys curating a food blog on Instagram called Veg World Kitchen. On weekends she can be found picnicking in beautiful places with her family and her fluffy rescue dog.