Home Tags Crowdfunding


students smart village competition

Funding students to decrease employment and skills gap

Started around the idea that access to education should not be dependent on access to money, crowdfunding platform Feenix is quietly making a difference to South Africa’s students by making the right connections.

Crowd-based global solar leasing platform secures $2.5m funding

Crowd-based global solar leasing platform, Sun Exchange, has secured $2.5 million in the form of a convertible note from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners Limited’s Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF).
clean energy

Crowdfunding platform for clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa

Engie Energy Access and Energy Web are to develop a decentralised finance (DeFi) crowdfunding platform to support electrification via clean energy in sub-Saharan Africa.

Winch Energy seeks $2.1 million to fund renewable energy technology

Winch Energy, an off-grid utilities provider, is looking to raise up to $2.1 million through a crowdfunding campaign to accelerate the installation of renewable energy technology in Sierra Leone and Uganda.
solar PV clean energy

Scaling up local clean energy access in Africa and India

Peer-to-peer impact investment platform Charm Impact has successfully raised $355,046 to finance early-stage clean energy entrepreneurs in developing economies.
gender bond

Crowdfunding campaign attracts 288 global investors

An equity crowdfunding campaign, in partnership with Uprise.Africa, has officially closed with over $287,000 invested by 288 global individuals.
SAentrepreneurship and innovation

Launch of self charging power bank, thanks to collaborative capital

We The People announced a partnership with ConFlow Power to develop self-charging power banks for use with phones, tablets, and laptops.
gender bond

Op-Ed: Crowdfunding, an untapped funding resource for renewables

Crowdfunding initiatives is proving to be a new for small and innovative renewable energy projects that are battling to raise funds through formal channels.
Africa afdb

Energy access crowdfunding and P2P lending shows excellent growth

Energy 4 Impact launched their final paper in a series of five reports from its Crowd Power programme on energy access related crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Alphabit injects funds into local solar development projects

South African-based solar micro-leasing marketplace provider Sun Exchange, has received a $500,000 seed investment from Alphabit, a multi-million dollar hedge fund. The investment highlights Alphabit’s support of the Cape Town-based firm's vision of creating a thriving, inclusive...