Venture: M-KOPA
M-KOPA provides “pay-as-you-go” solar power to households across sub-Saharan Africa.

Expert: Geoff Belknap
Chief Security Officer at LinkedIn
• Chief Security Officer at Slack
• Chief Information Security Officer, Palantir

M-KOPA partnered with a leading data security executive to better protect data against future risks

M-KOPA is a leader in providing “pay-as-you-go” solar power to households across sub-Saharan Africa. M-KOPA provides essential electricity access to over 630,000 homes, with customers now enjoy over 62.5 million hours of kerosene-free lighting per month that saves over 600,000 tons of CO2 over four years.

As M-KOPA scaled, M-KOPA’s top priority was improving its data security. M-KOPA partnered with Rippleworks to improve security standards and processes to protect against future risks.

M-KOPA provides essential electricity access to over 630,000 homes, with customers now enjoy over 62.5 million hours of kerosene-free lighting per month that saves over 600,000 tons of CO2 over four years.

M-KOPA teamed with Rippleworks Expert Geoff Belknap, who has led data security as the Chief Security Officer of top tech companies such as LinkedIn, Slack, and Palantir. Together, they:

• Identified security gaps across functions with industry standard frameworks

• Verified solutions to high priority security issues at infrastructure, application levels

• Shortlisted proven tools and high-quality vendors to execute on security roadmap

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