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Off-grid technology specialist access:energy creates commercial connections between energy project developers and those who value energy most.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Currency USD
  • Founded February 2011
  • Employees 9
  • Website

Company Summary

access:energy creates and sells software, electronics and services to control and monitor remote energy operations.

access:energy offers: high return microgrid investments with advanced capabilities in remote control, data analysis and mobile payment; and highly scalable software, electronics and energy management services made available to others as B2B.


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    Managing Director

    Harrison Michael Rhodes Leaf - Managing Director
    Founding Director responsible for strategic direction and digital product
    Statistical programmer, geographic information systems analyst. Developed wind mapping methodology and cloud-based monitoring and control software.
    Country experience: Kenya, India, Switzerland, USA, UK. Bilingual English / French.
    MESc Environment Science (full scholarship), Yale University, CT, USA

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    Samuel Duby

    Founding Director responsible for hardware design and customer development
    10 years experience in product design and energy technology development, excellent understanding of current and emerging technologies.
    Previously senior technology analyst with Ultra Green Group overseeing all new technologies.
    Country experience: Kenya, Bangladesh, Brazil, Nigeria, Swaziland, UK.
    PhD Renewable Energy Design and Development, Brunel University, UK

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    Jane Kagio
    Finance Director

    Responsible for finance, administration and HR.
    A qualified accountant and MBA, Jane was previously the Group Finance and Administration Manager for Standard Chartered Securities Africa. Prior to this role she led the sale of a startup into Standard Chartered.

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    Investor Director

    Angel investor responsible for strategic support and challenge
    Investment Executive at NorthEdge Capital, the largest UK regional private equity fund raised post-Lehman.
    Investment Partner at GDPC, a UK clean-tech investment vehicle with substantial holdings in Carnegie Wave Energy, BrightSource Energy and Pulse Hydro.
    MSc International Business & Management (Merit), Manchester Business School, UK


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    N'Cruba Ojiambo, Peak Performance Centre, Nairobi