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ashwin Shashindranath

Board Member, KCRise Fund, LLC 

Ashwin Shashindranath brings a unique combination of fifteen years of investment experience and hands-on entrepreneurial experience at startups.


Ashwin Shashindranath is currently a partner at Energy Impact Partners.  Prior to Energy Impact Partners, Ashwin was a Managing Director in Macquarie Capital’s Green Investment group leading venture capital and growth equity investments in energy and mobility transition.  Prior to Macquarie, Ashwin was at Evergy Ventures, the venture capital arm of Evergy, Inc. (an investor-owned regulated electric utility) and led over a dozen successful investments in companies focused around Digital Transformation, Energy Storage, and Distributed Energy Resources.  Ashwin also worked at OpenAir Equity Partners.

Ashwin is a Kauffman Fellow (class 24) and serves as a mentor for Techstars – Heritage Group programs.  He started his career at Sprint Nextel after graduating with a BS in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.

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