Human + AI

Creating the Investible Universe for Impact Investing

M-Kopa Solar

Source: http://solar.m-kopa.com

The Story

To upgrade lives by making high-quality solutions affordable to everyone. As of January 2018, M-KOPA has connected over 600,000 homes to affordable solar power with 500 new homes being added everyday. Current customers will make projected savings of US$ 450M over the next four years. M-KOPA customers will enjoy 75 million hours of kerosene – free lighting per month.

M-KOPA has developed a proprietary, patented technology platform that combines embedded GSM + mobile payments to revolutionize asset financing in emerging markets. The M-KOPAnet platform has been designed and built from the ground up by our talented team of software engineers, who continue to innovate and improve the system every day. It offers the powerful combination of accounting, customer relationship management and inventory tracking in one complete system.

Aside from enabling the business operations to scale at record speed, the M-KOPAnet™ platform captures and processes huge volumes of data, enabling them to improve their proposition, customer service, and security in real-time.

Them

Jesse Moore, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Jesse moved to Nairobi in 2010 to start M-KOPA . He previously worked as Director of the GSMA Development Fund and Managing Director of Signal Point Partners. He holds an MBA from Oxford University (Skoll Scholar) and a BA from UNC Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar).

Nick Hughes, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder

Nick leads new product and new market activities for M-KOPA. Until 2009, Nick was Head of Global Payments at Vodafone Group, where he started M-PESA in 2004. Nick has PhD in Applied Science and an MBA from London Business School. He received an Economist Innovation Award in 2010.