SunCulture, a Kenyan technology company, has raised $14 million in a Series A investment round led by Energy Access Ventures (EAV) joined by EDF, Acumen Capital Partners (ACP), and Dream Project Incubators (DPI).
SunCulture specializes in solar power systems, water pumps, and irrigation solutions tailored for smallholder farmers. In Africa, 80% of families depend on agriculture for their livelihoods, but just 4% use irrigation, while the remainder of households rely on increasingly unpredictable rainfall. Sunculture systems provides reliable access to clean energy and water for increased agricultural productivity and improved livelihoods.
Their offerings combine innovative technology, Pay-As-You-Grow financing, and value-added services. As the first company to commercialize solar-powered irrigation in Africa, SunCulture currently reaches customers across Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda, Zambia, Senegal, Togo, and Cote D’Ivoire.
The funding will enable SunCulture to accelerate direct sales in Kenya, continue to expand internationally, and fund existing product improvements and new product innovation.