Rainmatter Foundation is an initiative by the people behind Zerodha. We realise that climate change is the biggest existential threat to life as we know it, and we have committed to using the resources available to us to enable, and to attempt to replicate at scale, the potential solutions that may help address at least some of these threats, and aid in the restoration of our natural ecosystems.

We are a non-profit that aims to support grassroots individuals and organisations engaged in solving these problems, as well as startups working on entrepreneurship that helps scale ideas around in the space. Our focus is in the directions of afforestation, ecological restoration, fostering distributed and federated green economies and livelihoods.

If you are experienced or passionate about this space and would like to work with us, write to us.

Leadership

Sameer Shisodia

Sameer Shisodia CEO

Sameer heads the Rainmatter foundation developing projects, and building funding and investments programs, among many other things. He left his long career in the tech industry a decade ago and partly moved to Coorg to experiment with sustainable farming, farm collectives, and his personal passion, rejuvenating soil and forests. He runs Linger as a hobby, and shares his thoughts regularly on his blog
Nithin Kamath

Nithin Kamath Director

Nithin helps connect the dots at Rainmatter - funding, connections, and getting the right people together. He dreams of seeing a better distribution of wealth and a much greener planet. He loves cycling, trekking, and swimming in nature.
Nikhil Kamath

Nikhil Kamath Director

Nikhil helps Rainmatter with funding, and connecting projects and organisations with the industry and the government.
Kailash Nadh

Kailash Nadh Director

Kailash builds technology at Rainmatter, and works on equipping organisations working on climate change with technology. He despairs at human callousness and advocates for individual action including moderate living and consumption.

Team

Dinesh Pai

Dinesh Pai

Dinesh handles research and review of projects, organisations, and opportunities. He hails from an agricultural family, and his drive to work for the environment emanates from his family roots and his younger days growing up in rural India. He is passionate about safeguarding livelihood most at risk due to human activities in communities around us.
Divya S

Divya S

Divya looks after administrative affairs and communication with organisations at Rainmatter. She believes in sustainability and aims to live her life in the same path. She is a part of the Zerodha CSR team as well.
Gaurav Kushwaha

Gaurav Kushwaha

Gaurav handles press and media communications at Rainmatter and Zerodha. He is also a part of the Zerodha CSR team and helps with NGO partnerships.
Karthik Rangappa

Karthik Rangappa

Karthik actively volunteers at Rainmatter helping research and evaluate organisations and causes.
Krutika T

Krutika T

Krutika creates designs, illustrations, and media at Rainmatter.
Seema Patil

Seema Patil

Seema and her team helps evaluate organisations and social causes at Rainmatter and as a part of CSR at Zerodha.
Mohammed Shoaib

Mohammed Shoaib

Shoaib handles fund and project administration and liaising with organisations that Rainmatter supports. He manages and administers social projects and causes as a part of the Zerodha CSR team as well.
Somnath Mukherjee

Somnath Mukherjee

Som has a background in law, and is enthusiastic about all things around startups & markets. He helps with legal matters at Rainmatter including reviewing and research of organisations, opportunities.