SunFunder is a specialist financing company dedicated to solving climate change and energy access.
Who we are
In 2012, co-founders Ryan Levinson and Audrey Desiderato launched a business dedicated to solving the critical challenges of energy access and climate change in emerging markets, and SunFunder was born. The company started as a crowdfunding platform, and evolved rapidly to offer innovative financial solutions by bringing together investors in blended debt funds.
Today, SunFunder is a 40 person team, based in Nairobi, London and Paris, that has built the most extensive track record of distributed solar investments in Africa – financing 60 solar companies over the last decade.
Our mission is to pioneer and scale climate investments in emerging markets, with a current focus on the clean energy transition in Africa and Asia. We were the first movers in financing off-grid solar, and are now scaling up our investments in new sectors and geographies with the $500 million Gigaton Empowerment Fund.
Our greatest strength is our team. We are proud to have built a team of experts who bring together a diverse set of skills and backgrounds, and are dedicated to driving a global energy transformation to solve energy access and climate change.
Embrace and lead change
… it’s the way of pioneers.
We strive to be the leading solar finance experts worldwide by building a team that is hungry to learn and innovate within a rapidly evolving market.
… and always exceed expectations.
We take pride in delivering our best, taking responsibility for our learning journey, and being the most trusted and reliable partners to our colleagues, clients and investors.
Do what's right
...in the long run for our company, clients, investors and our planet.
Driven by our mission of scaling clean energy, we always deal in an honest, direct and transparent way.
Prioritize what matters
… we work hard, but life is short.
We surround ourselves with diverse and awesome people; we play like a team and manage our energy to thrive in work and in life.
Award-winning fund manager
Our role pioneering and scaling clean energy and climate investments has been recognized in several awards.
Who we work with
We partner in our blended finance fund offerings with investors including development finance institutions, private institutional investors, impact investors, family offices, foundations and high net worth individuals.
We invest in distributed clean energy companies and projects across Africa, Asia and other emerging regions that need debt financing to scale – and investment advisory to develop the right structure.