Oolu was founded by Nilmi Senaratna and Dan Rosa in 2015. The company's mission is to provide off-grid households in rural regions in Africa with high quality products at an affordable price. In Wolof, a national language of Senegal, Oolu means ‘trust.’
Nilmi cofounded Oolu in 2015. As the former CEO and later Chief Business Development Officer, she led Oolu through YCombinator and built the company over 5 years from Dakar, Senegal. She managed early stage fundraising, high level recruitment, human capital strategy, new country expansion, business development and partnerships. Nilmi brought the team from 0 to >230 full time employees. She now is an active strategic board advisor and is based in London, UK.