D.Light Design today announced it has secured Series A financing led by Nexus India Capital, along with Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Mahindra and Mahindra, Acumen Fund and others.
D.Light aims to eradicate the kerosene lantern and provide much brighter light for millions of households in the developing world through innovative solar and LED technologies.
Earlier this year, D.Light introduced several series of AC and solar-chargeable LED lighting products, custom-designed for the families living at the base-of-the-pyramid and surviving on just a few dollars a day. The products are being sold in India and Africa, with market tests ongoing throughout the world.
This funding allows the New Delhi based company to continue to scale quickly to meet the worldwide demand for off-grid modern lighting. The staff team has already grown exponentially into a multi-national team of product designers, engineers, and sales personnel. In the coming months, D.Light will grow its manufacturing and distribution capacity to make a lasting dent in the global problem of dangerous and polluting fuel-based lighting.
“D.Light has a mission to eliminate kerosene lamps in our villages by providing high quality solar-based solutions at price points significantly below comparable products,” said Sandeep Singhal, Managing Director at Nexus India Capital Advisors. “The productivity improvement from their solution is huge and we are very excited to be backing a team that has the commitment and leadership to fulfill this mission.”
“We are delighted to receive the financial support of such a renowned team of investors. This is a high vote of confidence in our products and our business model,” said D.Light Design CEO Sam Goldman. “We look forward to better serving the millions of households who deserve and aspire for an increasingly higher quality of life-with greater economic and educational opportunities-that modern lighting provides.”
About D.Light Design
D.light Design is dedicated to bringing modern lighting and power to over 1.6 billion people globally currently living without electricity. The company aims to be the #1 player in off-grid lighting and power solutions worldwide.
For more information, please visit www.dlightdesign.com