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Meet Plentify.

Turn home appliances
into intelligent assets
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Plentify

Meet Plentify.

Turn home appliances
into intelligent assets
Let's talk

Who we are

Plentify is a smart energy company that makes affordable, reliable and clean electricity a reality for everyone. Our team fuses advanced hardware, artificial intelligence and user-centric design to create smart home products that delight our customers and strengthen electricity systems for everyone.

Plentify is based in South Africa and the United States, and our well-rounded team of energy, data science, hardware, software and business experts serve customers from all around the world. We reinvest the majority of our profits to further our mission.

Our story

Plentify was born out of need. Plentify’s founders grew up in South Africa, and in 2008, rolling blackouts began. The country’s energy system continued to deteriorate almost as fast as tariffs rose, making its power supply increasingly unreliable and unaffordable – as it stands today.

South Africa’s situation is not unique. Electricity grids around the globe are under immense pressure as rapid urbanisation and climate change strain them in new ways, and renewable energy solutions struggle to integrate into existing systems. It’s clear that utilities worldwide need to adapt to a quickly and dramatically-changing future.

Having experienced the impact of these changes first-hand, the Plentify team banded together to tackle pressing energy challenges through their unique mix of skills. We firmly believe that a smarter, cleaner and cheaper energy system is key to enabling societal and planetary resilience.

Founders and Advisors

Jon-Kornik-Plentify
Kailas-Nair-Plentify
Jay-Taneja-Plentify

Jon Kornik
Chief Executive Officer

Led Google’s energy business in Africa. Echoing Green Fellow and Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow.

Kailas Nair
Chief Growth Officer

Led Vitality’s insurtech business in North America. 6 years as management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Jay Taneja
Machine Learning Advisor

Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Led energy team at IBM Research Africa.

Jill-Macari
Alistair-Pott-Plentify

Jill Macari
Financial Advisor

Director and investor at Omidyar Network. Board member of micro-utilities Rensource and PowerGen.

Alistair Pott
Product Advisor

Product Leader at Google, Facebook, Stripe and Zappos. Former technology consultant at Accenture.

Jon-Kornik-Plentify

Jon Kornik
Chief Executive Officer

Led Google’s energy business in Africa. Echoing Green Fellow and Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellow.

Kailas-Nair-Plentify

Kailas Nair
Chief Growth Officer

Led Vitality’s insurtech business in North America. 6 years as management consultant at McKinsey & Company.

Jay-Taneja-Plentify

Jay Taneja
Machine Learning Advisor

Assistant Professor at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Led energy team at IBM Research Africa.

Jill-Macari

Jill Macari
Financial Advisor

Director and investor at Omidyar Network. Board member of micro-utilities Rensource and PowerGen.

Alistair-Pott-Plentify

Alistair Pott
Product Advisor

Product Leader at Google, Facebook, Stripe and Zappos. Former technology consultant at Accenture.

Will you join the movement?

Plentify’s efforts have earned the recognition, trust, and support of several leading global organisations. Join us in creating the energy system that the world needs.

  • 2017

    Echoing Green

    World’s leading angel investor in social impact startups.

    Plentify’s relationship: Fellow

    Find out more

  • 2017

    Tamer Fund

    The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures provides seed grants to social and environmental ventures.

    Plentify’s relationship: Grant recipient

    Find out more

  • 2018

    The African Entrepreneurship Award

    Africa’s largest, private sector award focused on helping businesses that use technology.

    Plentify’s relationship: Winner

    Find out more

  • 2019

    EDF

    One of the world’s largest utilities and renewable energy producers. Pulse is their annual energy innovation competition.

    Plentify’s relationship
    Finalist: UK, 2020  
    Winner, Southern Africa 2019

    Find out more

  • 2020

    GIZ

    The GIZ implements the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN), in conjunction with the DMRE, SALGA, Eskom and the National Treasury.

    Plentify’s relationship: Partner

    Find out more

  • 2020

    City of Cape Town

    Second-largest economic centre in South Africa, contributing 10% of the national GDP and home to 4 million residents.

    Plentify’s relationship: Project partner

  • 2021

    World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

    Non-profit organisation launched at the Bonn Climate Conference to bring together the main actors in the field of clean technologies

    Plentify’s relationship: Member

  • 2021

    The Diamond List

    The Diamond List is an exclusive and global group of game-changing climate ventures deemed investment-ready and poised for impact.

    Plentify’s relationship: Portfolio company

  • 2021

    CSIR

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is South Africa’s premier scientific R&D organisation, and the largest R&D organisation in Africa.

    Plentify’s relationship: Partner

  • 2021

    EEP

    The Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP) is managed by the Nordic Development Fund and provides financing to innovative clean energy projects and technologies.

    Plentify’s relationship: Portfolio company

    Find out more

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  • Echoing Green

    World’s leading angel investor in social impact startups.

    Plentify’s relationship: Fellow

    Find out more

  • Tamer Fund

    The Tamer Fund for Social Ventures provides seed grants to social and environmental ventures.

    Plentify’s relationship: Grant recipient

    Find out more

  • The African Entrepreneurship Award

    Africa’s largest, private sector award focused on helping businesses that use technology.

    Plentify’s relationship: Winner

    Find out more

  • EDF

    One of the world’s largest utilities and renewable energy producers. Pulse is their annual energy innovation competition.

    Plentify’s relationship
    Finalist: UK, 2020  
    Winner, Southern Africa 2019

    Find out more

  • GIZ

    The GIZ implements the South African German Energy Programme (SAGEN), in conjunction with the DMRE, SALGA, Eskom and the National Treasury.

    Plentify’s relationship: Partner

    Find out more

  • City of Cape Town

    Second-largest economic centre in South Africa, contributing 10% of the national GDP and home to 4 million residents.

    Plentify’s relationship: Project partner

  • World Alliance for Efficient Solutions

    Non-profit organisation launched at the Bonn Climate Conference to bring together the main actors in the field of clean technologies

    Plentify’s relationship: Member

  • The Diamond List

    The Diamond List is an exclusive and global group of game-changing climate ventures deemed investment-ready and poised for impact.

    Plentify’s relationship: Portfolio company

  • CSIR

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research is South Africa’s premier scientific R&D organisation, and the largest R&D organisation in Africa.

    Plentify’s relationship: Partner

  • EEP

    The Energy and Environment Partnership Trust Fund (EEP) is managed by the Nordic Development Fund and provides financing to innovative clean energy projects and technologies.

    Plentify’s relationship: Portfolio company

    Find out more