Persistent is supported by entrepreneurial high net worth individuals seeking commercial returns, family offices, foundations, Bamboo Capital Partners, the Shell Foundation, USAID and Scaling Off Grid Energy (SOGE).

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Bamboo Capital Partners

Bamboo Capital Partners is a commercial private equity firm making investments that matter. It finds game-changing businesses then applies a mix of geographical and sector expertise to deliver financial and social returns.


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.