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Four African Startups Selected for Norrsken 100 Impact

Four African Startups Selected for Norrsken 100 Impact

Four startups from Africa have made it to the Norrsken 100 Impact list which highlights the world’s most promising startups every year.

The list by Norrsken Foundation- a nonprofit ecosystem that works to support solution-oriented startups across the world- focuses on fast-growing companies striving to solve global problems using scalable technologies.

SunFi, a Nigerian energy financial technology platform that helps customers access solar energy with payment plans that match their needs, is among the 100 startups on the list.

The company helps to match customers looking for solar energy solutions with solar producers and installers at affordable prices.

In addition, Curacel- an AI-assisted insurtech from Nigeria that helps to make vital insurance available to the population in Africa featured.

From Kenya, Kapu- an e-commerce company helping to reduce the cost of living for people in Africa and Apollo Agriculture which helps farmers access farm inputs and insurance made to the list.

Reacting to the news, Nigeria’s SunFi expressed its excitement and gratitude to Norrsken for the spotlight and the honor.

Ventures Platform, which is an investor in SunFi also congratulated the company noting that its dedication to solar energy access was “inspiring”.

About Norrsken 

In the organization’s words, the Norrsken 100 represents “100 ideas with the potential to change 1 billion lives” through technological innovations.

The list seeks to highlight the power of entrepreneurship in driving positive change, and to celebrate the individuals who endeavor to change the world for the better. 

So far, Norrsken has established hubs in Rwanda, Sweden, and Spain that focus on startups that make profit and impact.

The list, according to Norrsken, came from an initial 700 nominees following a vetting process. Besides the spotlight, the 100 companies now stand a chance to win awards in their respective categories where a jury will select winners.