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Top 5 Hardware Startup Investors in Mauritius

A list of 5 angel investors and VC funds that invest in Hardware startups based in Mauritius. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Hardware companies from Mauritius. We update this investor list every month.

Top 5 Hardware Startup Investors in Mauritius

Investor Hardware Mauritius investments
KFW DEG 2
International Finance Corporation 1
Acumen 1
SunFunder 1
Lundin Foundation 1
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KFW DEG VC Fund · Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany · 8 investments in the past 12 months
KFW DEG offers financing, advice and support to private sector enterprises operating in developing and emerging-market countries.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Finance, FinTech
  • Debt Financing, Grant, Funding Round
  • India, Kenya, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • DALI Stores — DALI Stores operates a chain of grocery stores.
  • SOLshare — Sustainable, affordable energy access for low income rural people is possible right now. Their decentralised peer-to-peer microgrids deliver solar power to households and businesses, and enable them to trade their (excess) electricity for profit.SOLshare has created a revolutionary new approach to bring affordable solar electricity toeveryone in Bangladesh and beyond through its peer-to-peer solar energy trading platforms based on distributed ledger technology. They believe the smart peer to peer grids they are building in Bangladesh can be the future for utilities globally. SOLshare pioneers a micro-energy transition model 3.0 by interconnecting solar home systems in peer-to-peer networks, monetizing excess solar energy along the value chain in real time with mobile money and empowering communities to earn a direct income from the sun.
  • Indorama Fertilizers — Indorama Fertilizers operates a world-class, 1.4 million metric tonnes per annum urea manufacturing facility based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The plant has been developed to global environmental, social and construction standards. It plays a key role in supporting the agricultural sector in Nigeria by providing a reliable supply of fertilizers forlocal farmers, thereby enabling import substitution and supporting the diversification needs of the Nigerian economy. Indorama Fertilizers is also advantageously located to serve neighboring West African countries and key Western hemisphere markets, including North America, South America and Europe
International Finance Corporation VC Fund · Washington, District of Columbia, United States · 34 investments in the past 12 months
A strong and engaged private sector is indispensible to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity. That's where IFC comes in - we have more than 60 years experience in unlocking private investment, creating markets and opportunities where they are needed most.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Finance, FinTech
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Series B
  • India, United States, Brazil
Portfolio highlights
  • ProNuvo — ProNuvo provide significant climate benefits compared to conventional animal feed suppliers. ProNuvo recognizes this and, by channeling the power of insects, has discovered a means to mend the cycle
  • Yondr — Meet the data center capacity and technical real estate needs of your growing business, faster and more elegantly than ever before
  • CapitaLand India Trust (CLINT) — CapitaLand India Trust (CLINT) is a property trust which owns seven IT parks and one logistics park in India with total floor area of 13.1 million sq ft spread across Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.
Acumen VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 3 investments in the past 12 months
Acumen is a nonprofit venture fund that invests in early-stage companies bringing critical services like agriculture, clean energy, education, financial inclusion, healthcare and workforce development to low-income communities in 14 countries across East and West Africa, South Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Since 2001, Acumeninvested $128 million in 128 companies that have transformed the lives of over 308 million low-income people.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, Agriculture
  • Seed, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, India, Kenya
Portfolio highlights
  • AquaRech — AquaRech includes Farm management that enhances fish production, enables access to the market & promotes equal trade.
  • Ampersand — Ampersand catalyzes and power mass-market electric mobility. By supplying the battery swap network and operating system the company makes sustainable mobility rapidly accessible and affordable for developing markets, to improve livelihoods and the environment. With over a million km already covered by e-motorcycles in Africa using our plug-and-playpowertrain and energy network.
  • ReCircle — They are a Waste Management service that provides a free doorstep pick-up service for offices, institutions, households and schools to dispose their recyclable waste (Raddi). They further supply this recycled waste to authorized recycling centres, ensuring safety and sustainability.
SunFunder VC Fund · Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
SunFunder is a specialist financing company dedicated to pioneering and scaling clean energy and climate investments in emerging markets.
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Investment focus
  • Solar, Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Debt Financing, Series C
  • The Netherlands, Kenya, Mauritius
Portfolio highlights
  • Yellow — Yellow enables a distributed network of sales agents to serve rural households with life-changing products and services through a digital technology platform called Ofeefee.
  • d.light — Founded in 2007 as a for-profit social enterprise, d.light manufactures and distributes award-winning solar lighting and power products designed to serve the more than 2 billion people globally without access to reliable electricity. Through five distribution hubs in East Africa, West Africa, India, Southeast Asia, and the United States, d.lighthas impacted over 65 million lives with its products. d.light is dedicated to providing the most reliable, affordable, and accessible solar lighting and power systems for the developing world, with the goal of reaching 100 million people by 2020. For more information, visit www.dlight.com.
  • Zola Electric — ZOLA Electric designs renewable energy solutions based on the latest in solar, battery and power electronics technology. Adaptable to energy need and income, ZOLA Electric’s solar systems can be bought over time using PAYGo micro-finance leasing and mobile money payments. ZOLA Electric powers more than 180,000 homes and businesses across Tanzania,Rwanda, Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. Investors include Tesla, Vulcan Capital, DBL Partners, Helios Investment Partners, EDF, Total and GE Ventures. ZOLA Electric is a recipient of the UN Momentum for Change Award, the Zayed Future Energy Prize and is a member of the Global Cleantech 100.
Lundin Foundation VC Fund · Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The Lundin Foundation is a philanthropic organization founded originally by the Lundin family. The Foundation is currently supported by a number of publicly traded natural resource companies committed to the highest standards of corporate responsibility. The Lundin Foundation embodies the entrepreneurial spirit of the Lundin family. TheFoundation provides risk capital in the form of investments into high potential small- and medium-sized businesses, with a view to generating wealth and employment needed to alleviate poverty on a sustained basis. It also provides strategic grants to early stage innovations and for technical and managerial assistance.
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Investment focus
  • Mobile, Apps, Energy
  • Series A, Series D, Funding Round
  • Kenya, Mauritius
Portfolio highlights
  • Esoko Networks — Esoko is an information and communication service for agricultural markets in Africa. We provide advice directly to farmers (market prices, weather forecasts, and growing tips) to help them increase yields and profits. We also provide solutions to businesses to help them connect with farmers (marketing products, monitoring activities, and sourcinggoods). Esoko uniquely provides an entire ecosystem to make this work; including the content, software and field support.Esoko equips businesses, NGOs, Mobile Operators and Governments with a unique series of specialized apps to help manage information to and from the field. Farmers sell better and grow more. Businesses source differently, and market more effectively. Mobile operators increase market share through bundled services for rural communities, and governments track realtime market trends. No platform connects so many in such a powerful way.Esoko makes communication easier. You can send personalized messages to thousands. You can ask questions and get answers from the field. It?s the first time anyone can affordably and effectively reach people in remote rural communities. Organizations can reduce their operational costs, improve their monitoring of market trends, track field activities -- all for a fraction of the cost of traditional field operations. Esoko can transform African markets into more efficient value opportunities for both the business and the individual, simply by promoting market transparency through mobile devices.
  • M-KOPA — M-KOPA is the global leader for “pay-as-you-go” energy services for off-grid customers. M-KOPA was established in 2011. Following 2 years of piloting and development, M-KOPA began commercial sales in Kenya in October 2012. M-KOPA expanded to Uganda in 2013 and commences operations in Tanzania in late 2014. Their team includes over 500 staff andwe sell our product through more than 1000 retail agents and shops. The founders of the company are experienced mobile technology innovators who believe in the huge potential of transformative, affordable products designed for underserved consumers. While excellent technology is a pre-requisite, technology alone does not solve for customer needs. Success comes when smart technology is combined with a commitment to on-going, on-the-ground delivery. To that end, M-KOPA is beginning to license its technology to experienced and reputable third parties in markets outside of East Africa (licensing queries should be sent to licensing@m-kopa.com). 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 + inventory tracking in one complete system. Aside from enabling our business operations to scale at record speed, the M-KOPAnet™ platform captures and processes huge volumes of data, enabling us to improve our proposition, customer service, and security in real-time.
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