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Ankit Kalanki

  • Third Derivative

Ankit is a manager with Third Derivative, a global climate technology startup accelerator founded by RMI and New Energy Nexus in 2020. He leads the startup due diligence and insights generation on buildings and construction sector to support Third Derivative’s mission to find, fund, and massively scale the most promising and impactful climate technology startups globally.


Prior to Third Derivative, Ankit supported the execution of the $3 million Global Cooling Prize, where he led the development of technical criteria and testing protocols, managed relations with diverse stakeholders, and developed thought leadership pieces. Before moving to the United States, Ankit worked as a consultant at PwC India, advising clients from government and multilateral agencies to promote the adoption of energy efficiency. He started his career as an energy engineer at Nestle India, where he supported the operation and maintenance of industrial utilities and led the execution of energy and water efficiency projects.


MS, Energy Science, Technology and Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

B.Tech, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee