SunFunder

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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 SunFunder.com 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.

TypePrivate
Founded2012
HQSan Francisco, US
Websitesunfunder.com

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Employees (est.) (Sep 2019)32

Key People/Management at SunFunder

Ryan Levinson

Ryan Levinson

Founder
Audrey Desiderato

Audrey Desiderato

Founder
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SunFunder Office Locations

SunFunder has offices in San Francisco and Arusha
San Francisco, US (HQ)
901 Mission St #105, San Francisco
Arusha, TZ
Kaunda Rd
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SunFunder Financials and Metrics

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Founding Date

2012

SunFunder total Funding

$5.8 m

SunFunder latest funding size

$3.30 m

Time since last funding

4 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

SunFunder and IKEA Foundation launch new partnership

We are thrilled to announce our new partnership with the IKEA Foundation. Last month we reached the first close of our $85m SET Fund, anchored by catalytic capital from IKEA. As our third and largest fund, SET expands our debt financing options for high-impact solar in emerging markets.

SunFunder provides $2.5m for PEG Africa in partnership with CDC Group

We are joining CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI), on a $15m multi-currency debt facility for PEG Africa, a leading solar home system company in West Africa.

SunFunder reaches first close on new $85m solar energy debt fund

We are thrilled to announce the $42.5m first close of our new Solar Energy Transformation (SET) Fund with anchor investors the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), Calvert Impact Capital, Ceniarth and the IKEA Foundation. SunFunder has now closed $104.5m in its debt funds from 65 inve…

SunFunder closes $2m multi-currency debt facility in Mozambique with MFX Solutions for SolarWorks!

We are expanding into new markets, with our first transaction in Mozambique with SolarWorks!, the country’s leading Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) solar home system and energy services provider. The $2m debt facility will allow them to directly impact 65,000 people with improved energy access while displa…

SunFunder Arranges $9m Debt Financing Facility For SolarNow

We are launching 2019 with the news that we closed a $9m receivables financing facility with Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow. The new investment marks both the 5th anniversary of our partnership with SolarNow, and a total of $19m that we’ve delivered for SolarNow through direct and…

SunFunder Closes First Mini-Grid Facility with PowerGen

SunFunder has started investing in the mini-grid sector. We have launched a new $1.2m facility with mini-grid developer PowerGen in Kenya. This is a key step for the sector because it marks the first debt financing that SunFunder has provided for a mini-grid project.
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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 32 employees.

  • Who are SunFunder competitors?

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

  • Where is SunFunder headquarters?

    SunFunder headquarters is located at 901 Mission St #105, San Francisco, San Francisco.

  • Where are SunFunder offices?

    SunFunder has offices in San Francisco and Arusha.

  • How many offices does SunFunder have?

    SunFunder has 2 offices.