Most Innovative Companies

The Sun Exchange

Founded by Abraham Cambridge, who moved to South Africa with a background in climate change and environmental management, Sun Exchange is an online platform that allows users to use digital currencies to purchase solar cells, which are then leased to projects and earn returns over a 20-year period. It has over 10,000 users and has constructed six projects, including one at the Knysna Elephant Park. Currently in the process of expanding into Kenya, Sun Exchange taps into crypto communities in order to help organizations such as schools and churches begin using previously unaffordable solar power, while also helping its users make money over time. It recently raised a seed funding round, and launched its own digital token to offer loyalty discounts to customers and encourage adoption.

2019: Africa
headquarters: Cape Town, South Africa