Kenyan Climate-Tech Startup Amini secures $4 Million Seed Funding from Salesforce Ventures and Female Founders Fund

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Kenyan Climate-Tech Startup Amini secures $4 Million Seed Funding from Salesforce Ventures and Female Founders Fund
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Amini, a Kenyan climate-tech firm focusing on environmental data solutions in Africa, has successfully raised $4 million in seed funding. The round was spearheaded by Salesforce Ventures and the Female Founders Fund, with additional investment from Climate-tech VC Satgana and others like Pale Blue Dot and Superorganism, who previously contributed to Amini’s $2 million pre-seed round.

The company specializes in synthesizing data from satellites and other sources, such as sensors and ground research, to provide critical insights on various environmental factors like biodiversity, soil health, and agricultural practices. Their platform also supports the development of real-time monitoring tools and machine learning models for applications including flood detection.


Founder and CEO Kate Kallot highlights Amini’s use of AI and space technology to democratize access to environmental data on Africa, enhancing decision-making and supply chain transparency. Kallot emphasizes the platform’s role in holding brands accountable for their sustainability claims by providing verifiable data.

Amini’s initial clientele spans the agricultural and insurance sectors, with plans to extend its services to food and beverage companies and consumer goods producers focusing on sustainable supply chain transformation. This strategy aligns with new U.S. and European regulations mandating corporate disclosure of climate risks in supply chains.

Kallot envisions Amini as a catalyst for transparency, data accessibility, and economic inclusion for farmers, aiming to transform global food systems. She believes in empowering communities through data access, fostering trust and investment.

With a background in tech roles at companies like Nvidia and Intel, Kallot is driven by a vision to empower people and recalibrate economic value chains, particularly in agriculture, to benefit local producers in Africa.

Amini’s capabilities include providing up to 20 years of historical data, and its platform is designed to support the development of diverse solutions for the continent.

Claudine Emeott of Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund, which has backed various African companies, lauds Amini for its innovative approach in AI and climate technology, recognizing its potential for significant industry impact and growth.


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