Fintech M-KOPA raises $250m to scale across Africa
With the new funding, the business aims to grow its smartphone services, expand its model to new markets and extend its financed product set.Cape Town correspondent
M-KOPA secures US$75m growth equity round
Fintech platform positioned for further growth as it hits two million customer milestone.
M-KOPA Solar rolls out solar-powered fridges across Kenya
Solution will be rolled out across 65 retail outlets.
Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund
Kenya-based M-Kopa will be the first beneficiary of the fund.
Microsoft leverages SEACOM to tap into Kenya's cloud market
The companies say their newly-launched cloud service Azure ExpressRoute will work outside the public internet.
Mobile money still rides on cash in African markets
Research by McKinsey & Company advocates partnerships with banks, internet companies to eventually 'weed out' the cash component.
M-KOPA Solar secures latest funding round
Amount undisclosed, but includes a first ever investment from FinDev Canada, which has put in US$10 million.
Things looking up for solar service providers in Africa
Lumos Global co-founder offers perspective on the market and expects exponential growth in 2018.
Mastercard, M-KOPA Solar announce Uganda partnership at MWC
Firms will pilot Mastercard's Quick Response payment technology in the country.
M-Kopa Solar launches digital TV for off-grid customers
Solar technology company introduces digital device aimed at rural communities.
Funding boost to power M-KOPA's Kenyan expansion
Pay per use solar project has received $20 million in funding to help target more homes.
Kenyan solar lighting solutions on sale via M-Pesa
Mobile operator Safaricom targets 3 million people with energy efficient offering.