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
Mar 2, 2022

M-KOPA secures US$75m growth equity round

Fintech platform positioned for further growth as it hits two million customer milestone.
Dec 12, 2019

M-KOPA Solar rolls out solar-powered fridges across Kenya

Solution will be rolled out across 65 retail outlets.
Nov 11, 2019

Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

Kenya-based M-Kopa will be the first beneficiary of the fund.
May 24, 2018

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.
Mar 15, 2018

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.
Mar 14, 2018

Things looking up for solar service providers in Africa

Lumos Global co-founder offers perspective on the market and expects exponential growth in 2018.
Feb 26, 2018

Mastercard, M-KOPA Solar announce Uganda partnership at MWC

Firms will pilot Mastercard's Quick Response payment technology in the country.
Feb 18, 2016

M-Kopa Solar launches digital TV for off-grid customers

Solar technology company introduces digital device aimed at rural communities.
Feb 6, 2014

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.
Oct 24, 2012

Kenyan solar lighting solutions on sale via M-Pesa

Mobile operator Safaricom targets 3 million people with energy efficient offering.