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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Kyuden Group

Established in 1951, Kyushu Electric Power Company and its affiliates (“Kyuden Group”)  has supported the lives and business development of people in Kyushu region, acting as an integrated energy company performing fuel supply, power generation / transformation / transmission / distribution and electricity retailing. Kyuden International Corporation is the overseas business arm of Kyuden Group. Utilizing the technologies and know-how of the Kyuden Group, the company will steadily promote the development of renewable energy in Japan and overseas to contribute to the realization of carbon neutrality. The aim is to be a corporate group that can lead the change toward the decarbonization from Kyushu in Japan.


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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FSD Africa Investments

FSD Africa Investments is the investment arm of FSD Africa. We provide early-stage, risk-bearing capital to inventive financial organisations that permit more capital to flow for green economic growth benefiting people and the planet. As a catalytic investor, we seek out ambitious financial ventures with the potential to test and drive innovative models and products that can address gaps in Africa’s financial market. We use a range of investment instruments designed fit for purpose to take the early-stage commercial risk, drive high market development impact, and a financial return on investment.

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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.