We build impact ventures.

Persistent provides early stage capital and extensive operational support to exceptional entrepreneurs in underserved markets. We help them build companies that deliver competitive financial returns required for lasting social impact.
  • 1M+ lives improved by persistent partner companies
  • 200%+ average portfolio growth rate since investment
  • 1918 jobs created by persistent partner companies

Our Partner Companies

Testimonials

  • Persistent has been a real partner for us. One of the most valuable services they have provided is an interim CFO who helped bring our reporting and modelling to a level that was reliable and robust for third party investors. The Interim CFO worked side-by-side with us to bring in a new strategic equity investor. Persistent’s work has literally changed our lives as a company and therefore will change hundreds of thousands of lives in Africa as we accelerate our expansion.
    SolarWorks! Arnoud de Vroomen, Co-Founder and CEO Mozambique
  • Persistent supported us when we were struggling to close our Series A, and have since helped us to build a far stronger company. The Persistent team is engaged in the strategic and day-to-day operations of the company. Persistent’s support covers corporate structuring, Interim CFO services, international expansion strategy, portfolio management to logistics, etc. I recommend them as highly as I can to other founders and potential partners. They are genuine in their impact mission and experienced enough to support companies across the energy sector.
    Oolu Dan Rosa, Co-Founder and CEO Senegal
  • Persistent’s highly responsive participation and relentless efforts in co-leading our equity fundraising round late 2017 was key to its success. Since then, Persistent has been deeply involved on an ongoing basis in the ramp up of our activities. I strongly recommend any PAYG company in its seed phase as a proactive, strategic advisor willing to “get hands dirty” for the sake of the company growth.
    upOwa Killien de Renty, CEO Cameroon
  • Persistent very quickly analyzed and got themselves comfortable with the country risks of investing in Zimbabwe and invested $300,000, unlocking a matching AECF grant. They support us in raising more capital, setting up a scalable financial management system. Through their affiliate, Catalyst, they help us integrate our various applications for PAYG customers, inventory and accounting onto one platform. Our partnership with Persistent is allowing us to finally unlock our growth potential.
    Zonful Energy William Ponela, Founder and CEO Zimbabwe
  • Persistent has been a key player in Rensource’s development, helping us establish our legal and tax structure, refine our growth strategy and develop critical IT systems. They are on the cutting edge of the sector, extremely knowledgeable and always generous with their assistance.
    Rensource Ademola Adesina, CEO & Founder Nigeria
  • Persistent has been a true thought leader from the very beginnings of the off grid industry. We at BBOXX have benefited enormously from the expertise within Persistent.
    BBOXX Mansoor Hamayun, CEO & Founder Kenya
  • Persistent plays a critical role providing early stage entrepreneurs with much needed legal, financial and strategic advice. We are their first investment outside of Africa. Chris Aidun has been a mentor to me over the last two years, providing me with countless hours of guidance and advice. We are incredibly lucky to have their assistance.
    EcoEnergy Shazia Khan, CEO & Co-Founder Pakistan