Persistent invests in and builds early stage ventures that provide access to clean energy and other essential services to households and businesses in underserved markets. We provide capital, deep operational support, expertise and a wide network of relationships for our partner companies.
By investing early, Persistent provides the risk capital needed for their partner companies to reach scale, and is able to help shape businesses from the start and remain deeply involved in building them as they develop successfully over time.
We are passionate about developing a market beyond single companies, and creating long-term, sustainable impact. Persistent has published widely read and recognized research and white papers on business models and opportunities, financing techniques for energy services businesses and FX risk management.
Persistent is an awardee of Scaling Off-Grid Energy: A Grand Challenge for Development. Scaling Off-Grid Energy is a global partnership founded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Power Africa, the U.K. Department for International Development’s Energy Africa campaign, and the Shell Foundation, an independent UK charity. The Grand Challenge for Development aims to extend energy access to 20 million households across sub-Saharan Africa through off-grid household solar solutions.