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Disrupt Africa: Why African Solar Is a Hotbed for Investment
Sep
01
2016

Disrupt Africa: Why African Solar Is a Hotbed for Investment

African solar startups are solving a serious problem, namely the continent’s major lack of power. Combine this with the evolution of innovative business models, and you have a sector that is proving seriously popular with investors.

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The Guardian: The Africans Buying Sunshine with Their Phones
Jul
28
2016

The Guardian: The Africans Buying Sunshine with Their Phones

Solar-powered electricity units are removing the need for dangerous kerosene lamps and allowing Africans to stay connected.

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GOGLA: Investor Q & A with Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative
Jul
27
2016

GOGLA: Investor Q & A with Lauren Cochran, Blue Haven Initiative

Ahead of Unlocking Solar Capital Africa this November 1-2, GOGLA talks to Lauren about Blue Haven Initiative’s involvement in the off-grid space.

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MarketWired: PRIME Coalition Announces New Energy Investments, Further Proves New Model for Philanthropic Investment
Jul
19
2016

MarketWired: PRIME Coalition Announces New Energy Investments, Further Proves New Model for Philanthropic Investment

Pioneering foundations and family offices invest in two early-stage energy ventures, both facilitated by PRIME.

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Bloomberg Brief: Special Report: Family Office
Jul
06
2016

Bloomberg Brief: Special Report: Family Office

Lauren Cochran scouts for deals in Africa as director of private investments for Blue Haven Initiative. Cochran spoke to Margaret Collins of Bloomberg Briefs about how she finds emerging companies on the world’s second-biggest continent.

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Toniic: Venture Philanthropists & Impact Investors
Jul
05
2016

Toniic: Venture Philanthropists & Impact Investors

A Toniic Institute report with support from the Shell Foundation. In this report, we share a number of examples of how venture philanthropists and impact investors are working together to fund early-stage impact enterprises around the world.

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Newsweek: Solar Power Brightens Residents' Prospects in East Africa
Jul
02
2016

Newsweek: Solar Power Brightens Residents' Prospects in East Africa

Every day, she lines up a solar panel outside her home, where it soaks up sunlight. The energy the panel gathers charges the batteries that power all her electrical devices.

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Venture Capital for Africa: Ground Game: Smart Investing In Africa
Jun
22
2016

Venture Capital for Africa: Ground Game: Smart Investing In Africa

In April I was sitting at Pete’s, the outdoor café in Nairobi’s iHub, lunching with a Nairobi-based entrepreneur. Pete’s and the iHub can make a visitor feel like he or she is actually in Palo Alto.

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NextBillion: PEG Completes $7.5 Million Round to Expand Activities in West Africa
Jun
16
2016

NextBillion: PEG Completes $7.5 Million Round to Expand Activities in West Africa

Accra, Ghana – PEG, the leading off-grid solar company in Ghana, announced today that it has closed a $7.5 million Series A round. The funding will be used to expand operations in Ghana, build out the management team, and to enter Ivory Coast.

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The White House: New Commitments to Accelerate Investment in the Clean-Energy Transformation
Jun
02
2016

The White House: New Commitments to Accelerate Investment in the Clean-Energy Transformation

Government and private sector leadership continue to work together to transition new clean-energy technologies from lab to market.

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