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Kshitij Purwar

Kshitij Purwar

Founder & CTO

Kshitij is the Founder and CTO of Blue Sky Analytics, a Climate-Tech start-up using satellite data and AI to build environmental monitoring and climate-risk assessment products.

He is a college dropout with over eight years of product and software development experience. A self-taught Full Stack developer, he joined Hiver, an early-stage tech startup, as a core engineer after dropping out in the 3rd semester of his electronics & communication degree.

In 2018, working with his sister Abhilasha, Kshitij founded Blue Sky Analytics to help fight climate change with data. At Blue Sky, he leads a team of young developers and data scientists to analyze terabytes of data to deliver sophisticated environmental datasets; and build “SpaceTime”, a data visualization platform to support open source & collaboration for Climate Action.

Abhilasha Purwar

Abhilasha Purwar

Founder & CEO

Abhilasha is the Founder and CEO of Blue Sky Analytics, a Climate-Tech start-up using satellite data and AI to build environmental monitoring and climate-risk assessment products. She is a Fulbright scholar, Yale and IIT alum with over eight years of work experience in private equity, big data analytics, product development, and environmental policy.

She began her career as a Research Associate at J-PAL, working on air pollution regulation with the Ministry of Environment, India. After her Masters in Environmental Management from Yale, she went on to work on building flexible solar cells in Dublin, kickstarting solar products and asset financing startup at PEG Africa, and clean energy investing as an Associate at GoldenSet Capital.

Upon her return to India, Abhilasha founded Blue Sky Analytics in 2018 as she believes that “data has the capacity to change an entire ecosystem". She deems Blue Sky as a focal point for enabling global climate action with high-quality, accessible environmental data.

Our Team

Kshitij Purwar

Kshitij Purwar

Founder & CTO

Self-taught | Dropout | Learning ukulele

Abhilasha Purwar

Abhilasha Purwar

Founder & CEO

Fulbright | Yale & IIT | Finance and Policy

Saheel Ahmed

Saheel Ahmed

Data Lead

AI and Data Analytics | Music Lover | Avid reader

Srijit S Madhavan

Srijit S Madhavan

Frontend Lead

JS Lover | UX/UI + Visualizations | Obsessive Creative Disorder

Rahul Singh Mawari

Rahul Singh Mawari

Senior Full Stack Engineer

Software and Platform Dev. | Memer | Pro Bowler

Deepanshi Dixit

Deepanshi Dixit

UX/UI Designer

Painting enthusiast | Spilling poetry | Curious bee

Simranjeet Singh

Simranjeet Singh

Marketing Associate

Marketer | In-house cocktail expert | Jazz enthusiast

Zoya Akhter

Zoya Akhter

Climate Research Associate

Researcher | Crazycatlady | Trivia buff

Our Advisors

Chandru Badrinarayanan

Founder, New Age ESG & Climate Action Pvt Ltd.

Chandru Badrinarayanan is the founder of New Age ESG & Climate Action Pvt Ltd., which provides strategic advice on ESG & Climate to new age firms. He is also Managing Partner at ECube Investment Advisors. Before this, he served in executive leadership positions at MSCI as the country head for India and senior director at Crisil (an S&P company).

At MSCI, he rapidly grew MSCI’s Index, ESG Ratings, and analytics business in India and at Crisil, he added new lines of business like risk solutions, corporate vendor & dealer evaluations, and assurances, solar gradings, fixed Income indexes, and valuations.

He is a special invitee to the technical working group on Regulations for Sustainable Finance, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is also a member of the global policy and the reference group of UNPRI.

He is an alum of INSEAD Business School and a CFA from ICFAI. He also has completed programs on climate change from the Asian Investor Group on Climate Change and on Fintech and Strategic Innovation from INSEAD Business School.

Our Tech Stacks

JavaScript
HTML 5
CSS 3
Tailwind
SASS/SCSS
Mapbox
D3
React
Gatsby
GraphQL
Figma
Canva
Illustrator
Node JS
Jupyter
GDAL
QGIS
Postgres
OpenCV
Docker
AWS
Premiere pro
Prismic
Procreate
Openlayers
Geopandas
Google Earth Engine
Photoshop
Keras
Anaconda
Python
PostGIS
COG
Bash
YAML
Ansible
OpenAPI
Terraform
Cloudformation
Timescale
Cloudflare
Cloudinary
Amplify
Notion

Our Achievements

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Honored as The Tech for Global Good laureate 2022

December 2021
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Selected among the Asia-Pacific 2021 cohort

November 2021
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Selected for incubation at Space Business Innovation Centre (SBIC) Netherlands

November 2020
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Climate TRACE coalition named TIME's Best Innovations of 2020

November 2020
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Selected for incubation at Greentown Labs, Boston

September 2020
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Winners of AI Innovation Prize supported by Patrick J McGovern Foundation & Schmidth Futures

May 2020
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Winners of European Space Agency Copernicus Masters Social Entrepreneurship Challenge

December 2019
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Winners of the Urban Livability Challenge by Social Alpha

November 2019
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Selected as a Solver with MIT Solve.

September 2019
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