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Takamoto Biogas

We are a Smart Metering and Financing company that provides Pay-as-you-go Biogas to farmers in Kenya.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Industrial/Energy
  • Location Nairobi, Kenya
  • Currency USD
  • Founded March 2011
  • Employees 15
  • Website

Company Summary

Our clients are small-scale Kenyan farmers who pay high prices for energy and experience daily blackouts due to insufficient energy supply. Reliable, affordable energy is essential to the growth of a company or farm. Takamoto Pay-as-you-go Biogas costs 10% of the price of traditional biogas to install.


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    Kyle David Schutter
    Founder and Managing Director

    Kyle has researched biogas and waste management in the United States, Ghana, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya in search of a better solution for waste.
    Kyle developed Takamoto's Pay-as-you-go business model after 2 years of working with rural Kenyan farmers.
    Kyle led a computational biology research group at Brown University.
    Kyle graduated in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from Brown University, class of 2010.

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    Graham Benton
    Director of Market Development

    Graham, as the Director of Market development for Takamoto Biogas, recruited a team on the ground and supervised the installations of the first 100 Pay-as-you-go Biogas systems in the world. He has 2.5 years experience working developing biogas solutions for rural farmers. He also led an experiential sailing program in the Caribbean for students for 3 years before joining Takamoto Biogas.


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    Paul Kaguru

Previous Investors

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    Kyle Schutter (Self)
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    Friends and Family
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    Gates Foundation (grant)