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StartupOverviewLast roundTotal raisedFounded
1.

Tala

Kenya

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone.

Series E

$349,439,700.00

2011

2.

Glovo

Kenya

Glovo is a courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile application.

Series F

$336,000,000.00

2015

3.

d.light

Kenya

d.light is an international Energy startup that serves people without access to reliable electricity.

Debt Financing

$266,500,000.00

2007

4.

M-KOPA

Kenya

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.

Private Equity

$235,100,000.00

2011

5.

Greenlight Planet

Kenya

Greenlight Planet designs, distributes and finances Sun King solar home energy solutions to households and businesses who lack reliable access to the grid.

Private Equity

$171,000,000.00

2009

6.

Twiga Foods

Kenya

Twiga Foods is a business-to-business marketplace platform that sources produce directly from farmers and delivers it to urban retailers.

Series C

$145,650,000.00

2013

7.

Sokowatch

Kenya

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services.

Series B

$143,600,000.00

2013

8.

Gro Intelligence

Kenya

Gro Intelligence is an AI-powered insights company that provides decision-making analytics to the agriculture economies and their participants.

Series B

$118,810,000.00

2014

9.

Copia Global

Kenya

Copia Global provides a consumer catalog order and delivery system intended to serve consumers in the developing world.

Series C

$103,000,000.00

2012

10.

CSquared

Kenya

CSquared builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other

Venture

$100,000,000.00

2013

11.

Crossboundary

Kenya

CrossBoundary is a mission driven investment firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets.

Private Equity

$100,000,000.00

2011

12.

Sama

Kenya

Sama provides high-quality training data that powers AI technology.

Series B

$84,800,000.00

2008

13.

SunFunder

Kenya

SunFunder is unlocking debt capital for solar energy access & climate change

Grant

$81,320,000.00

2012

14.

Aza Finance

Kenya

Enabling businesses to grow past their borders through safe and affordable FX and cross-border money transfer solutions.

Debt Financing

$64,950,000.00

2013

15.

Cellulant

Kenya

Cellulant is a leading multinational payments company in Africa on a mission to digitize payments for Africa's largest economies.

Series C

$54,500,000.00

2004

16.

Britam

Kenya

Britam is a diversified financial services group.

Post-IPO Equity

$53,640,790.00

1956

17.

Apollo Agriculture

Kenya

Apollo Agriculture is a technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits.

Series B

$52,200,000.00

2016

18.

Shelter Afrique

Kenya

Shelter Afrique is the only Pan-African Finance Institution.

Debt Financing

$50,000,000.00

1982

19.

Powerhive

Kenya

Powerhive is a Kenyan startup that provides resilient energy infrastructure for off-grid communities.

Series B

$43,800,000.00

2011

20.

MarketForce 360

Kenya

MarketForce is an end-to-end solution to manage your field sales activities and grow your distribution channels.

Series A

$42,600,000.00

2017

Tala

Nairobi

Founded

2011

Overview

Tala is a financial technology company on a mission to build a financial system that works for everyone.

Last round

Series E

Total raised

$349,439,700.00

Employee

501-1,000

Glovo

Nairobi

Founded

2015

Overview

Glovo is a courier service that purchases, picks up, and delivers products ordered through its mobile application.

Last round

Series F

Total raised

$336,000,000.00

Employee

1,001-5,000

d.light

Nairobi

Founded

2007

Overview

d.light is an international Energy startup that serves people without access to reliable electricity.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$266,500,000.00

Employee

201-500

M-KOPA

Nairobi

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

Private Equity

Total raised

$235,100,000.00

Employee

501-1000

Greenlight Planet

Nairobi

Founded

2009

Overview

Greenlight Planet designs, distributes and finances Sun King solar home energy solutions to households and businesses who lack reliable access to the grid.

Last round

Private Equity

Total raised

$171,000,000.00

Employee

1001-5000

Twiga Foods

Nairobi

Founded

2013

Overview

Twiga Foods is a business-to-business marketplace platform that sources produce directly from farmers and delivers it to urban retailers.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$145,650,000.00

Employee

51-200

Sokowatch

Nairobi

Founded

2013

Overview

Sokowatch is transforming communities across Africa by revolutionizing access to essential goods and services.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$143,600,000.00

Employee

51-100

Gro Intelligence

Nairobi

Founded

2014

Overview

Gro Intelligence is an AI-powered insights company that provides decision-making analytics to the agriculture economies and their participants.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$118,810,000.00

Employee

51-200

Copia Global

Nairobi

Founded

2012

Overview

Copia Global provides a consumer catalog order and delivery system intended to serve consumers in the developing world.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$103,000,000.00

Employee

251-500

CSquared

Nairobi

Founded

2013

Overview

CSquared builds metro fiber and Wi-Fi networks to help local providers connect more people to the Internet and each other

Last round

Venture

Total raised

$100,000,000.00

Employee

101-250

Crossboundary

Nairobi

Founded

2011

Overview

CrossBoundary is a mission driven investment firm that unlocks the power of capital for sustainable growth and strong returns in underserved markets.

Last round

Private Equity

Total raised

$100,000,000.00

Employee

51-200

Sama

Nairobi

Founded

2008

Overview

Sama provides high-quality training data that powers AI technology.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$84,800,000.00

Employee

51-200

SunFunder

Nairobi

Founded

2012

Overview

SunFunder is unlocking debt capital for solar energy access & climate change

Last round

Grant

Total raised

$81,320,000.00

Employee

11-50

Aza Finance

Nairobi Area

Founded

2013

Overview

Enabling businesses to grow past their borders through safe and affordable FX and cross-border money transfer solutions.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$64,950,000.00

Employee

101-250

Cellulant

Nairobi

Founded

2004

Overview

Cellulant is a leading multinational payments company in Africa on a mission to digitize payments for Africa's largest economies.

Last round

Series C

Total raised

$54,500,000.00

Employee

251-500

Britam

Nairobi

Founded

1956

Overview

Britam is a diversified financial services group.

Last round

Post-IPO Equity

Total raised

$53,640,790.00

Employee

1001-5000

Apollo Agriculture

Nairobi

Founded

2016

Overview

Apollo Agriculture is a technology company based in Nairobi, Kenya that helps small-scale farmers maximize their profits.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$52,200,000.00

Employee

51-200

Shelter Afrique

Nairobi

Founded

1982

Overview

Shelter Afrique is the only Pan-African Finance Institution.

Last round

Debt Financing

Total raised

$50,000,000.00

Employee

51-200

Powerhive

Nairobi

Founded

2011

Overview

Powerhive is a Kenyan startup that provides resilient energy infrastructure for off-grid communities.

Last round

Series B

Total raised

$43,800,000.00

Employee

51-200

MarketForce 360

Nairobi

Founded

2017

Overview

MarketForce is an end-to-end solution to manage your field sales activities and grow your distribution channels.

Last round

Series A

Total raised

$42,600,000.00

Employee

11-50

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