CleanTech Startups in Africa

Step into the thriving world of CleanTech startups in Africa, where innovators are rewriting the rules and redefining what's possible. Our carefully curated list is your passport to explore the trailblazers who are shaping this dynamic sector. Discover their bold solutions, game-changing products, and out-of-the-box thinking as they forge new paths in CleanTech.

Cummulative Funding

$782.5M+

Total # of Companies

33

Total Deal Count

99

Total M&A Count

2

Total # of Investors

153

List of CleanTech startups in Africa

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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

M-KOPA has connected more than 500,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, with over 500 new homes being added every day.

Debt Financing

$ 490,100,000

2011

2.

Solar power and Energy efficiency solutions for businesses

Debt Financing

$ 88,546,000

2017

3.

Oando PLC is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage.

Secondary Market

$ 35,000,000

1956

4.

Nithio is a venture-backed energy finance platform that provides services to stakeholders in the distributed solar sector in Africa.

Debt Financing

$ 32,700,000

2018

5.

Wassha provide the rental device and charging service using clean energy.

Series C

$ 28,000,000

2013

6.

Rensource allows qualifying companies throughout Nigeria and West Africa to start selling Power-as-a-Service (PaaS) to their customers.

Venture

$ 26,740,000

2015

7.

The New Forests Company is an Africa-based forestry company with plantations and product base for export markets.

Venture

$ 15,200,000

2004

8.

Oolu's mission is to provide off-grid households with high quality products at an affordable price.

Venture

$ 14,200,000

2015

9.

Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL) is an engineering, design, procurement and construction firm focused on renewable energy projects throughout Africa.

Series B

$ 12,750,000

2011

10.

Easy Solar is a Renewable Energy distribution in West Africa.

Debt Financing

$ 12,190,000

2016

11.

Arnergy is a distributed utility leveraging on internet of things (IOT) in providing reliable solar power for businesses in emerging markets

Venture

$ 12,000,000

2003

12.

Associated Battery Manufacturers East Africa is the only largest battery and solar-power manufacturer in Kenya

Funding Round

$ 7,200,000

1963

13.

OffGridBox is a Kigali-based startup that provides renewable energy and clean water in remote areas.

Seed

$ 2,505,000

2016

14.

Gridless deploys distributed, run-of-river hydroelectric bitcoin mining to accelerate the electrification of rural Africa and decentralize.

Seed

$ 2,000,000

2022

15.

Brayfoil Technologies is a clean-tech startup that has created a compliant structure and morphed aerofoil research and design.

Funding Round

$ 1,000,000

2017

16.

UpEnergy leverages climate finance to bring aspirational clean energy products within reach.

Debt Financing

$ 1,000,000

2011

17.

HelloSolar is the first Pay-as-you-Go solar energy provider to operate in Ethiopia.

Series A

$ 1,000,000

2018

18.

Sanivation is a Kenyan startup that provides solution for sanitation problems.

Funding Round

$ 215,000

2014

19.

GreenChar is a sustainable energy firm converting sugarcane waste into clean and affordable energy for industrial use in Kenya.

Seed

$ 140,000

2013

20.

Massira provides a safe space for women to start the conversation on their Mental, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Seed

$ 100,000

2019

M-KOPA

Founded

2011

Overview

M-KOPA has connected more than 500,000 homes in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda to solar power, with over 500 new homes being added every day.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 490,100,000

Employee

501-1000

Founded

2017

Overview

Solar power and Energy efficiency solutions for businesses

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 88,546,000

Employee

51-100

Oando

Founded

1956

Overview

Oando PLC is one of Africa’s largest integrated energy solutions providers with a proud heritage.

Last round

Secondary Market

Total raised

$ 35,000,000

Employee

Nithio

Founded

2018

Overview

Nithio is a venture-backed energy finance platform that provides services to stakeholders in the distributed solar sector in Africa.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 32,700,000

Employee

2-10

Wassha

Founded

2013

Overview

Wassha provide the rental device and charging service using clean energy.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$ 28,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2015

Overview

Rensource allows qualifying companies throughout Nigeria and West Africa to start selling Power-as-a-Service (PaaS) to their customers.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 26,740,000

Employee

151-200

Founded

2004

Overview

The New Forests Company is an Africa-based forestry company with plantations and product base for export markets.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 15,200,000

Employee

11-50

Oolu

Founded

2015

Overview

Oolu's mission is to provide off-grid households with high quality products at an affordable price.

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 14,200,000

Employee

51-200

Founded

2011

Overview

Cambridge Industries Ltd (CIL) is an engineering, design, procurement and construction firm focused on renewable energy projects throughout Africa.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$ 12,750,000

Employee

101-250

Founded

2016

Overview

Easy Solar is a Renewable Energy distribution in West Africa.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 12,190,000

Employee

51-200

ARNERGY

Founded

2003

Overview

Arnergy is a distributed utility leveraging on internet of things (IOT) in providing reliable solar power for businesses in emerging markets

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$ 12,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

1963

Overview

Associated Battery Manufacturers East Africa is the only largest battery and solar-power manufacturer in Kenya

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 7,200,000

Employee

501-1000

Founded

2016

Overview

OffGridBox is a Kigali-based startup that provides renewable energy and clean water in remote areas.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 2,505,000

Employee

11-50

Gridless

Founded

2022

Overview

Gridless deploys distributed, run-of-river hydroelectric bitcoin mining to accelerate the electrification of rural Africa and decentralize.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 2,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2017

Overview

Brayfoil Technologies is a clean-tech startup that has created a compliant structure and morphed aerofoil research and design.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 1,000,000

Employee

2-10

UpEnergy

Founded

2011

Overview

UpEnergy leverages climate finance to bring aspirational clean energy products within reach.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$ 1,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2018

Overview

HelloSolar is the first Pay-as-you-Go solar energy provider to operate in Ethiopia.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$ 1,000,000

Employee

11-50

Founded

2014

Overview

Sanivation is a Kenyan startup that provides solution for sanitation problems.

Last round

Funding Round

Total raised

$ 215,000

Employee

51-200

GreenChar

Founded

2013

Overview

GreenChar is a sustainable energy firm converting sugarcane waste into clean and affordable energy for industrial use in Kenya.

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 140,000

Employee

11-50

Massira

Founded

2019

Overview

Massira provides a safe space for women to start the conversation on their Mental, Sexual and Reproductive Health

Last round

Seed

Total raised

$ 100,000

Employee

2-10

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