Ask the Climate Startup is an interactive series we run at CLIMAFIX that derives key insights from innovative climate startup founders on many different aspects of their startup journey. (See all posts at Ask the Climate Startup)

This series is done as part of the CLIMAFIX Summit 2023, India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by CLIMAFIX & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras.

In this post, we have Jayesh Jain of Thermelgy sharing his perspectives.

CLIMAFIX thanks Jayesh Jain for his valuable inputs.


1. Are you a first, second, or later-generation entrepreneur?


2. What has been your previous work or professional experience?

Have spent a decade with conglomerates such as GE, Wabtec, and Lenoox mostly designing/analyzing next-generation industrial products for the world. 

3. Were there any special or specific reasons for you becoming an entrepreneur?

Would like to quote someone “Entrepreneurship involves living a few years of your life in a way that most people do not, and then spending the rest of your life in a way that most people can only dream of.”

4. How did you meet your co-founder/s?

During corporate work relationship 


5. Was there anything noteworthy you wish to talk about from your first year or the first couple of years of your startup? 

Continue till converge 

6. Was there an Aha moment/s during your startup journey that made a dramatic difference (positive or negative difference)?

Its all about people

 7. Were there any memorable, amazing, or funny memories from your journey?

Saving 42% of energy with just basics that were taught in class 11th. 


8. What was your biggest mistake in the startup journey? Something that you would like other startups to avoid?

Network on a continuous basis 

9. Looking back, what would you have tried to do differently if you were to start again?

Do not ignore a gut feeling. 

10. Is there a question you would like startup founders to ask before they start?

What is your plan B for the product/market/yourself? 

11. What keeps you awake at night?

Ability to take care of my team/family/clients 


12. What do you think are your biggest strengths that are especially helping you in your journey?


13. How were you able to find – and retain good talent – given the vast, lucrative opportunities such talent has today?

Being transparent and offering a challenging work environment 

14. Was there some support or help you received in your startup journey that proved critical? Who would you like to thank? 

My family, My co-founder, My 1st client