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Ugandan Electric Cooking Startup PowerUP Secures Seed Round To Expand
Ugandan Electric Cooking Startup PowerUP Secures Seed Round To Expand

PowerUP, a Uganda-based electric cooking start-up has announced initial close of its seed round led by Delta40, the Nairobi-based venture studio and VC fund championing inclusive climate ventures with participation from Autodesk Foundation’s investment and pro bono support.

PowerUp is a clean-tech product development company focused on building the best and most appropriate products for customers in low Income contexts. PowerUP’s products helps primarily women customers cook faster, cheaper, and with less carbon emissions, giving them more control of their time, finances, and health. The company has developed smart-metered PAYGO electric stoves tailored for diverse African markets. These solutions have brought cleaner cooking to over 40,000 homes across Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and Ghana.