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SunFunder is solar finance business based in San Francisco and Tanzania that connects investors to high-impact solar projects that improve the lives of low-income communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. We raise and aggregate capital to finance solar projects from both non-accredited investors on our web platform and directly from accredited and institutional investors through our Solar Empowerment Fund (SEF) note issuances. Our focus is on providing short-term, working capital and project finance loans for solar lighting, phone charging, micro-grids and commercial solar projects.

HQSan Francisco, US

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Employees (est.) (Sept 2020)31(-3%)
Cybersecurity ratingAMore

Key People/Management at SunFunder

Ryan Levinson

Ryan Levinson

Audrey Desiderato

Audrey Desiderato

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SunFunder Office Locations

SunFunder has offices in San Francisco, Hamm, Nairobi, Arusha and in 1 other location
San Francisco, US (HQ)
548 Market St, San Francisco
Nairobi, KE
Wood Ave
Arusha, TZ
Kaunda Rd
London, GB
41 Corsham St, Old Street
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SunFunder Financials and Metrics

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SunFunder total Funding

$5.8 m

SunFunder latest funding size

$3.30 m

Time since last funding

5 years ago

SunFunder investors

SunFunder's latest funding round in December 2015 was reported to be $3.3 m. In total, SunFunder has raised $5.8 m
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SunFunder Online and Social Media Presence

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SunFunder Blogs

The Global Impact Investing Network Showcases SunFunder’s BTG Fund

SunFunder is happy to have the Beyond the Grid (“BTG”) Fund showcased in a case study published by the Global Impact Investing Network (“GIIN”) for its Climate Investing Track. This Track seeks to mobilize capital toward investments that mitigate climate change while engaging investors around target…

OPIC commits $25m to our new Solar Energy Transformation Fund

We are delighted to announce that the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has committed $25 million to the Solar Energy Transformation (“SET”) Fund. OPIC’s investment consists of both junior and senior tranches, which will help catalyze private capital and impact-focused investors to …

SunFunder and ZOLA Electric Close New Debt Facility

SunFunder announced today the close of a $20 million debt financing facility with a values-aligned family office for ZOLA Electric (“ZOLA”), Africa’s leading renewable energy brand formerly known as Off Grid Electric.  SunFunder contributed $5 million USD and the family office acted as the arran…
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SunFunder Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was SunFunder founded?

    SunFunder was founded in 2012.

  • Who are SunFunder key executives?

    SunFunder's key executives are Ryan Levinson and Audrey Desiderato.

  • How many employees does SunFunder have?

    SunFunder has 31 employees.

  • Who are SunFunder competitors?

    Competitors of SunFunder include Lendosphere, GreenLancer and M-KOPA Solar.

  • Where is SunFunder headquarters?

    SunFunder headquarters is located at 548 Market St, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are SunFunder offices?

    SunFunder has offices in San Francisco, Hamm, Nairobi, Arusha and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does SunFunder have?

    SunFunder has 5 offices.