Sameer is the Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer of SunFunder. He will talk about how design and information plays a key role in the functioning of their business. He will talk about the information challenges of formalizing this unstructured ecosystem that spans different geographies, populations, solar technologies, business models, politics, regulations and price points. He will also talk about the challenges of extracting reliable information and working in the absence of information due to the low technology, high human capital nature of many of these businesses. Also learn about the new taxonomies they use to help normalize risk assessments across the portfolio and adapting to the dynamic needs and opportunities of the sector. He will also talk about how a simplified vocabulary, simplified design of the technology systems helps SunFunder scale it’s own operations.
And finally he will also talk about story telling, including the qualitative impact of these investments, along with the measurable social and environmental impact that investors care about. When everything comes together, investors are happy that their money was used to bring about measurable, positive change in the world, while earning them a financial return; and at the same time thousands of people around the world end up with reliable access to electricity and lighting and become a part of the emerging solar energy revolution and all the cascading benefits it brings.