This manufacturer of solar-powered battery packs aims to provide reliable electricity to 20m people living off grid in the developing world by 2020. Electronic engineering students Mansoor Hamayun, 27, Laurent Van Houcke, 28, and Christopher Baker-Brian, 29, founded the business in 2010. They have since sold 70,000 solar kits in 14 countries, lifting sales to £5.3m in 2016. Funded by $38m from an investor consortium, Bboxx also provides software to monitor energy use.
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