M-KOPA, a Kenyan pay-as-you-go vitality firm, has raised $75M

M-KOPA, a Kenyan firm that gives pay-as-you-go vitality to off-grid clients, has secured $75 million in a progress fairness spherical to increase its monetary providers platform for the underbanked past its current operations in Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana.

Era Funding Administration and Broadscale Group led the expansion capital spherical, which included new buyers equivalent to LocalGlobe’s Latitude Fund and HEPCO Capital Administration. The spherical was additionally supported by current buyers CDC Group and LGT Lightrock.

Following this funding, M-total KOPA’s fairness financing now stands at $190 million.

M-KOPA, based in 2011 by Chad Larson, Jesse Moore, and Nick Hughes, supplies underbanked customers with linked lending and digital monetary providers.

The corporate has provided $600 million in loans to an estimated 2 million clients as of this 12 months.

“Our revolutionary technique means we’ve got already allowed monetary empowerment for over two million people by micro-payments,” M-KOPA CEO and co-founder Jesse Moore mentioned. “However there are nonetheless hundreds of thousands of individuals all through the continent who’re caught with restricted financial choices.”

“With this funding, we’ll develop to new markets throughout Africa within the coming years and scale to over 10 million customers.”

The brand new funds can even be utilized to help M-KOPA to broaden past asset financing by rising different merchandise equivalent to medical insurance, money loans, and service provider partnerships that permit clients to purchase now and pay later (BNPL).

M-KOPA can even have the ability to scale monetary providers merchandise together with medical insurance, money loans, and BNPL service provider partnerships because of the brand new funding, which can permit the corporate to develop its versatile each day and weekly fee mannequin.


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