Siddharth Mehta

Investment Director

Investment Areas:

Industrial, Mobility & Energy & Cleantech

Siddharth Mehta is an Investment Director with TDK Ventures based in India, focusing on evaluating deep tech startup investments across mobility, agritech and industry 4.0. In a country with one of the world’s largest pool of scientific and engineering personnel and three cities among the world’s fastest-growing high-tech centers, he is building relationships to help drive highly relevant projects, and facilitating due diligence of potential investments. He also provides valued TDK Goodness to portfolio companies, including helping with partnerships, fundraising, and strategic advice.

Prior to joining TDK Ventures, he led the Shell Ventures hub in India and did startup investments across mobility, logistics, industrial tech, and sustainability verticals. He was part of the founding team of Shell India startup accelerator E4. He also has project-finance experience, evaluating $100M-$2B energy-sector investment decisions across multiple geographies in Asia, Australia and Middle East.

Siddarth holds a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. He also is a Certified Lean Practitioner from British Quality Foundation.

He is passionate about climate tech and solutions that can make the planet more sustainable.

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Portfolio Companies Served

Exponent believes EVs have completed the 0 to 1 shift of driving better than conventional vehicles. However, for the industry to exponentially scale from 1 to 100, the underlying energy problem needs to be simplified.
Fasal has helped numerous farmers reduce their cost of cultivation and increased quality and yield, through its AI-powered platform for horticulture.

Previous Deep Explorations

Category: Mobility
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

Drone-Based Logistics In India

We are exploring the utility of drone-based systems to catalyze logistics in India.
Category: Connectivity & Computing
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

Data Driven Digital Industrial Technologies

This exploration provides learnings on data driven AI industrial technologies which are building a platform for industrial digital innovation.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

Agriculture Technology in India

This exploration provides learnings about India’s agriculture sector in order to mitigate its emissions and build climate resilience to ensure sustainable food supplies and livelihoods.
Category: Mobility

Fleet Management & Telematics

This exploration provides learnings about technologies that are used for digitizing freight movement, improving asset utilization, operational excellence & predictability.
Category: Energy & Cleantech
Explorer: Siddharth Mehta

2W & 3W Battery Swapping

This exploration provides learnings about the current start-up landscape in a given area including emerging technologies and market trends.