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Top 15 Renewable Energy VC Funds in Nigeria

A list of 15 VC funds that invest in Renewable energy startups based in Nigeria. We rank investors based on the number of investments they made in Renewable energy companies from Nigeria. We update this investor list every month.

Top 15 Renewable Energy VC Funds in Nigeria

Investor Renewable Energy Nigeria investments
All On 6
Norfund 3
CRE Venture Capital 3
Finnfund 2
Electrification Financing Initiative 1
Investisseurs & Partenaires 1
Inspired Evolution Investment Management 1
GreenHouse Capital 1
Blue Rinc Capital 1
African Infrastructure Investment Managers 1
Proparco 1
Sissili Limited 1
Frankford Re 1
Breakthrough Energy Ventures 1
All On 1
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All On VC Fund · Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria
All On: Energy Innovations. Powerful Collaboration. Our mission is to increase access to commercial energy products and services for under-served and un-served off-grid energy markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta sources in Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Renewable Energy, Energy, Solar
  • Seed, Funding Round, Grant
  • Nigeria, France, Senegal
Portfolio highlights
  • Koolboks — Koolboks provides a reliable and alternative storage technique due to the superior insulation and ice battery technology employed in the design.
  • Mobile Power Ltd — Mobile Power's innovative pay-per-use battery sharing network unlocks clean energy for households, businesses and electric transport in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Greenage Technologies Power Systems — Greenage Technologies is revolutionizing the use of solar energy systems in Nigeria. Our local manufacturing creates differentiation in local product purchases, services, and cost. We are the first indigenous mass producer of solar Inverter technologies in Nigeria. We currently have our footprint in 26 states out of the 36 states in Nigeria andlooking to launch in Ghana, Rwanda and Kenya in the near future.
Norfund VC Fund · Oslo, Oslo, Norway · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Norfund is the Norwegian Investment Fund for developing countries with 24.9 bill. NOK in total commitments (2019).
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Financial Services, Renewable Energy
  • Funding Round, Private Equity, Debt Financing
  • Kenya, South Africa, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Miniplast — Miniplast Limited is one of the leading manufacturers of industrial and household products in Ghana, with over 25 years of experience in the sector.
  • Hela Clothing — Hela Clothing is a clothing manufacturer. From design to delivery, the firm collaborates closely with brands in the intimate, sleepwear, and children's product lines. With design centers in major markets, they can watch and predict customer preferences. This enables us to provide their customers with unique design options that fit theirrequirements.
  • OH Ecosystems — OH Ecosystems is a confectionary company that produces and operates cocoa processing and confectioneries.
CRE Venture Capital VC Fund · New York, New York, United States · 2 investments in the past 12 months
Founded in 2015, CRE Venture Capital invests in early stage tech companies that are levered to Africa. CRE is headquartered in the New York metro area, with a regional office in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, E-Commerce
  • Seed, Series A, Pre-Seed
  • South Africa, Nigeria, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Sabi Am — Sabi is Africa's largest B2B company, & we are digitising informal trade via our platform. We access markets hard to reach and ensure ease of distribution, & are the No 1 FCMG supplier in Africa.
  • Sukhiba — Sukhiba is a decentralized community-based commerce platform.
  • Stitch — One API integration for all online payments across South Africa. Accept Pay by bank, debit + credit card, cash, manual EFT, debit order and crypto. Orchestrate + reconcile digital payments across methods and send payouts
Finnfund VC Fund · Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland · 4 investments in the past 12 months
Finnfund is a Finnish development finance company that provides long-term risk capital for private projects in developing countries. Apart from co-investing with Finnish companies they can finance ventures that use Finnish technology, cooperate with Finnish partners on a long-term basis or generate major environmental or social benefits.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Energy
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Series B
  • Kenya, India, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Kasha — Health products and household goods you want, delivered to where you are.
  • Ipak Yuli Bank — Kredir, Karta, Visa virtual, Omonat, Valyuta kurslari, Avtokredir, Pul o`tkazmalari
  • Kentegra Biotechnology Holdings LLC — Kentegra Biotechnology Holdings is a leading U.S-Kenyan company that supports a Kenyan-based biopesticide processing business that aggregates, extracts, and refines pale refine extract (PRE) from the pyrethrum flower, and sells the PRE to formulators across the world. Kentegra is committed to improving farmer’s livelihoods by investing in thecommunities where we are working to help farmers and their families have a more stable income and better quality of life.Grants: Norad 2021, AgriFi 2020, USAID 2020, USAID 2019, DEG 2020, DEG 2019
Electrification Financing Initiative VC Fund · Brussels, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium
Impact investment in sustainable energy
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Solar, Renewable Energy
  • Debt Financing, Funding Round, Series A
  • United States, Kenya, Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • WeLight — WeLight deploys sustainable and accessible solutions to accelerate energy inclusion in rural areas of Africa.
  • Okra Solar — Okra Solar is an IoT technology solution that enables solar generating communities to share and utilize more energy. It is a plug-and-play smart grid technology that enables rapid electrification for last-mile communities. Using mobile payments, modular grid design, and remote monitoring, they provide utility companies with a low-cost, data-drivensolution to operate solar networks in hard to reach communities. They are on a mission to connect off-grid communities to the modern economy.Okra Solar was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia.
  • Solarise Africa — Solarise Africa is a pan African energy leasing company for solar PV and other energy assets focusing on Commercial and Industrial (C&I) clients. Its business model is designed for scalability. Solarise Africa focuses on providing smart financing through close collaboration with a selected group of partners across solar and other renewableenergy technologies. For solar PV it is focusing on captive rooftop and ground mounted solar projects ranging from 100kW to 3MW. It is currently active in Kenya, looking to open in South Africa and has plans to expand into East, Southern and West Africa.
Investisseurs & Partenaires VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Investisseurs et Partenaires
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Health Care, Food and Beverage
  • Funding Round, Seed, Series A
  • France, Senegal, Côte d'Ivoire
Portfolio highlights
  • iProcure — iProcure is a Nairobi-based start-up working to optimize the agriculture input supply chain in rural Kenya. iProcure’s web and mobile technology solution improves agriculture retailers’ operations. It lets them manage ordering based on inventory, point of sale activities, and client profiles along with geo-located purchasing patterns, real-timeagent performance and transaction analysis, and built-in mobile payments. As a result, retailers can better predict demand with business intelligence data, improve inventory management, and streamline distribution efficiency.
  • Trackbit — Trackbit is a cryptocurrency exchange platform.
  • Lapaire — Discover a wide range of high-quality & affordable eyeglasses at Lapaire Glasses. Book a free vision test with our professional optometrists to help you find your perfect pair of glasses to enhance your vision and style. Shops in 7 african countries: Benin, Ivory Coast, Togo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Kenya and Uganda.
Inspired Evolution Investment Management VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
Inspired Evolution established in 2007 as a specialised investment business to lead sustainable clean energy and resource efficiency investments across sub-Saharan Africa. Inspired Evolution offers a dedicated, multi-disciplinary, professional investment team with a deep track record targeting superior returns with measured development outcomes.Inspired Evolution’s investment focus is centered on clean energy and resource efficiency assets. We have demonstrated that capital deployment to investments in this specialised asset class, can generate exceptional returns at the nexus of social equity, ecological integrity and responsible economic growth. This lies at the heart of sustainable investing.Inspired Evolution’s view is that sustainability is not only everybody’s business as citizens of a rapidly globalising world, but that it will define the future of business and investment decisions.Inspired Evolution manages Evolution One Fund – its first dedicated, closed-ended third party investment fund. Evolution One Fund makes early stage, expansion and development stage, and later stage or mature equity and equity-related investments primarily for control or significant minority positions in market-leading growth businesses located principally in South and southern Africa.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Renewable Energy, PaaS
  • Series A, Funding Round, Series E
  • Nigeria, Mauritius, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Escotel — Escotel is an energy services company currently focused on Sub-Saharan Africa countries. Escotel provides energy services to mobile tower owners and operators, owning and operating decentralized renewable energy infrastructure across Africa
  • 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.
  • Red Rocket South Africa — Red Rocket is a renewable energy integrated power plant (IPP) that designs, develops, and distributes clean energy.
GreenHouse Capital VC Fund · Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria
GreenHouse Capital’s Founding Partners took their own fintech company Venture Garden Group (VGG) from a 7 employee, ₦30 million revenue startup to a 200 employees, ₦2 billion power house in just 4 years and raised an attention grabbing Series A round from Convergence Partners of South Africa. The uniqueness of their position was not lost on thefounders who then cultivated Garden Institute of Business Entrepreneurs (GIBE) to identify, incubate, and invest in young and innovative tech startups solving global challenges in Emerging Markets. GIBE was created to build a world class talent management hub for young and passionate entrepreneurs while creating a pool of technology inclined businesses and innovation oriented leaders.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, FinTech, Payments
  • Seed, Pre-Seed, Funding Round
  • Nigeria, Kenya, United States
Portfolio highlights
  • Credpal — Buy now, pay later. Split in 6.
  • Encore Pay — Encore Pay is a UAE-based FinTech and Payment solutions provider.
  • MarketForce — MarketForce connects Africa’s informal retail outlets and consumers directly to suppliers of consumer goods and financial services by digitizing orders, delivery, and payments with the aim of solving the last mile distribution challenge.
Blue Rinc Capital VC Fund
Blue Rinc Capital is an investment holding company focused on growth investments.
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Investment focus
  • PaaS, Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Rensource Energy — Rensource develops, finances, and manages critical energy infrastructure for African enterprises with the objective of powering Africa's economy
African Infrastructure Investment Managers VC Fund · Cape Town, NA - South Africa, South Africa
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM) develops and manages private equity infrastructure funds designed to invest long-term institutional unlisted equity in African infrastructure projects.
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Investment focus
  • Solar, Energy, SaaS
  • Private Equity, Funding Round, Debt Financing
  • Nigeria, South Africa
Portfolio highlights
  • Snapplify — Snapplify is at the forefront of edtech solutions in Africa, and specialises in enabling digital learning for individuals and institutions via the largest digital educational marketplace in Africa. As a global edtech company, Snapplify strives for radical inclusion to level the playing field and equip individuals across emerging markets with theworld-class tools they need to collaborate, innovate and thrive. Snapplify’s technology is used in other educational products to facilitate collaboration throughout the educational community.Snapplify for Education’s award-winning platform is already a top choice for institutions integrating digital education into their classrooms. From software to support, Snapplify provides institutions with everything they need to create a secure, collaborative e-learning environment for students. Snapplify’s robust 24-hour-access digital-library solution offers thousands of free ebooks and widely applicable, curriculum-approved educational content supplied by partner publishers from across the globe. Snapplify’s diversity of device integration allows schools to use its products on the devices that they already have access to, without having to invest in costly digital infrastructure upgrades. Snapplify’s solutions are industry celebrated and globally recognised for their innovation in technology.In order to achieve its educational goals, Snapplify has built strong relationships with diverse partners around the growth of its ebook, e-textbook, and device catalogue, and partnered with international publishers and other key stakeholders to meet the demand for widely relevant, curriculum-compliant digital educational content. As a socially minded company, Snapplify is committed to supporting others and creating sustainable change through collaboration and innovation. Snapplify empowers, inspires, and uplifts teachers via Teacha! (a media hub, resource marketplace, and careers portal for educators); is the digital content partner on a project that delivers technology and e-learning to public schools in South Africa’s Gauteng province, and runs impact programmes through the Snapplify Foundation.Snapplify originated in South Africa, focusing initially on the South African education and digital content industries. Since its establishment in 2012, the company has grown and expanded into new markets in Africa and the United States, with offices across South Africa, as well as in Nairobi, London, Amsterdam and New Jersey. Snapplify is backed by AngelHub Ventures, a venture capital company backed by former First National Bank CEO Michael Jordaan and the Harris family, as well as international investors. In 2019, Snapplify secured $2 million expansion capital from venture capital firm Knife Capital, and empowered African investment manager Hlayisani Capital’s Hlayisani Growth Fund.Snapplify for Education’s award-winning platform is already a top choice for institutions integrating digital education into their classrooms. From software to support, Snapplify provides institutions with everything they need to create a secure, collaborative e-learning environment for students. Through Snapplify’s e-learning and digital library solution, Engage, educators can share teacher-created, multimedia resource materials with students; administrators can manage the access and permissions for multiple student and staff accounts; schools can host their own 24-hour access digital content library (which comes with over 50 000 free resources including study guides, e-textbooks, past exam papers for multiple curricula, children’s books in African languages and more); and students and parents can purchase prescribed e-textbooks. Snapplify’s diversity of device integration allows schools to use its products on the devices that they already have access to, without having to invest in costly digital infrastructure upgrades. Snapplify’s solutions are industry celebrated and globally recognised for their innovation in technology.
  • Starsight Energy — Starsight Energy provides premier clean on-grid and off-grid energy services to commercial and industrial clients in Africa. We make clean energy a smart bottom-line decision for clients by eliminating all up-front costs. Clients pay an all-inclusive monthly fee for end-to-end service.
  • Eastcastle Infrastructure — Track record of providing reliable and sustainable connectivity for consumers and communities in Africa.
Proparco VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 13 investments in the past 12 months
Proparco is devoted to private sector funding in the sustainable development sector.
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Investment focus
  • Financial Services, Energy, Finance
  • Funding Round, Debt Financing, Seed
  • India, Kenya, Mauritius
Portfolio highlights
  • dru — dru is the Middle East and Africa's (MEA) first patient-centric, digitally-enabled lifestyle and diabetes management platform. dru aids the prevention and management of Diabetes, Pre-diabetes, and Obesity- serving millions in Egypt and across MEA and harnessing cutting-edge technology and an extensive network of providers. By usingdru's app, users can keep track and continuously monitor their blood sugar and blood pressure levels. dru users also have a full and organized record of their medications, lab and radiology results by logging them all in dru’s digital logbook intended for all types of medical records. One of the very unique features of dru is that it can connect its users to a wide array of monitoring devices, including continuous glucose monitoring. The insight dru users have access to as a result of dru’s features enables them to attain full 360 degree visibility over their health and state of wellbeing. dru’s round-the-clock medical support team are also available through the in-app's chat feature to answer all user queries and to connect users with a wide network of providers that are specialized in their cases.dru is now available for users, patients and patient caregivers to download on the Apple Store and on Google Play. dru was launched in 2023 by Almouneer, the leading digital transformation platform revolutionizing healthcare for patients and doctors across MEA.
  • Sonatel — The Sonatel group offers global telecommunications solutions in the fields of fixed, mobile, Internet, television and data serving individuals and businesses. Leader in Senegal, present in Mali since 2002, in Guinea Conakry and Guinea Bissau since 2007, Sonatel is the global and sub-regional operator of reference.Sonatel has built a modernnetwork, fully digitized by transmission loops and international connections using high-speed optical fiber submarine cables. Sonatel has one of Africa's largest Internet bandwidths of 6.5 Gbps.Sonatel is a structuring company for the economy of his country and has made Senegal a hub of traffic and a major player in the development of telecommunications in Africa and in the world.Through its Orange brand, the Sonatel Group provides its millions of consumers with the best opportunities for convergence between mobile, internet and television technologies.
  • NCBA Group — NCBA Group Plc, is a financial services conglomerate in East and West Africa.
Sissili Limited VC Fund
Private Investment Company
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Investment focus
  • PaaS, Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Rensource Energy — Rensource develops, finances, and manages critical energy infrastructure for African enterprises with the objective of powering Africa's economy
Frankford Re VC Fund
Private Investment Holding Company
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Investment focus
  • PaaS, Energy, Renewable Energy
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
Portfolio highlights
  • Rensource Energy — Rensource develops, finances, and manages critical energy infrastructure for African enterprises with the objective of powering Africa's economy
Breakthrough Energy Ventures VC Fund · Paris, Ile-de-France, France · 28 investments in the past 12 months
Focused on developing and deploying the critical climate solutions our world needs to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Renewable Energy, Manufacturing
  • Series A, Series B, Funding Round
  • United States, Canada, United Kingdom
Portfolio highlights
  • Xcimer Energy — Xcimer Energy offers a laser-driven fusion to provide cheap, abundant, and carbon-free energy. It is used to transform the energy marketplace that integrates low-cost excimer laser technology with the HYLIFE reaction chamber concept to design an Inertial Fusion Energy (IFE) system. This system overcomes long-standing obstacles to viable fusionpower.The company was founded in 2021 and is headquartered in Redwood City,, California.
  • Prolific Machines — We're on a mission to accelerate the transition to sustainable agriculture.
  • Reactive Technologies — Reactive Technologies we are committed to enabling a more intelligent use of energy, for the largest and most complex business to the smallest household. Our aim is to develop new technologies that will positively assist the energy industry to deliver cleaner, greener and more affordable energy, through more efficient and effective energymanagement and control. Through our innovative, cloud-based solution for Corporate customers – Tradenergy® – we have begun this process and with our pipeline of ground breaking new technologies we intend to continue.
All On VC Fund · Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
All On: Energy Innovations. Powerful Collaboration. Our mission is to increase access to commercial energy products and services for under-served and un-served off-grid energy markets in Nigeria, with a special focus on the Niger Delta sources in Nigeria.
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Investment focus
  • Energy, Payments, Renewable Energy
  • Seed
  • Nigeria
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