Persistent is supported by highly committed investors seeking both high climate and economic impact and commercial returns. Our investors include high net worth individuals, family offices, foundations, international development organizations, as well as our current and former Persistent team. Some of the organizations supporting Persistent are listed below.

If you are interested in knowing more about becoming an investor in Persistent, please contact us at

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Dream Project Incubators

Dream Project Incubators (DPI) is a development/investment firm focusing on utility-scale solar and off-grid and microgrid renewable energy projects, especially where no electricity access is available, leveraging its ability to deploy early risk capital, financing and technological expertise, relationships in the region, agility of decision making and project execution. DPI is delighted to support startups and investment firms, which are dedicated to creating better places on this planet.


Shell Foundation

Shell Foundation is an independent UK-registered charity established by the Shell Group in 2000 to create and scale new solutions to global development challenges. They apply business thinking to major social and environmental issues linked to the energy sector, and seek to leverage the skills and networks of Shell where possible to deliver greater development impact.

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USAID leads the U.S. Government’s international development and disaster assistance through partnerships and investments that save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people emerge from humanitarian crises and progress beyond assistance.

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Scaling Off-Grid Energy

Scaling Off-Grid Energy Grand Challenge for Development (SOGE) is a global partnership founded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, Power Africa, the U.K. Department for International Development, the African Development Bank, and independent charity, the Shell Foundation. SOGE works to accelerate growth in the off-grid energy market to provide 20 million households in sub-Saharan Africa with access to modern, clean, and affordable energy.