Venture Building

As Africa’s Climate Venture Builder, we accelerate the growth of our partner companies. Our primary focus is on investing human capital and leveraging our expertise through hands-on operating roles as part of the management team of the partner company, at the board level or as strategic advisers. In addition to our human capital investment, we provide financial capital to support the growth of our partner companies. As such we have invested in 23 partner companies over the last decade (4 exits).

The Persistent team has the skills and deep sector knowledge needed for success in early-stage ventures. We provide flexible support based on the needs of our partner companies, which are most commonly:

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Financial & Operational Management

We provide interim CFO support to our partner companies. Services include financial forecasting, budgeting, reporting, business planning, investor relations and capital raising. We help partner companies improve operational efficiency through implementation of systems and processes to optimize supply chain, sales and distribution.

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Capital Raising & Structuring

We leverage our deep network to help our partner companies raise capital required to grow their businesses. We work closely with the management team to prepare financial models and marketing materials, secure appropriate investors, negotiate key terms and close out financing transactions.

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Business Analytics & Development of KPI tools

We use sector-specific learnings to develop sophisticated assessment matrices and KPIs to assess performance, benchmark, and due diligence companies.

IT strategy & consulting

IT Solutions Advisory

We create operational stability and enable growth of impact ventures by advising on architecture of IT solutions and implementing account management software and data-management solutions tailored for non-banks /merchants.

HR Advisory

Human Capital Advisory

We work with companies to build their teams, from senior management to field agents. We assess a company’s growth needs, organizational structure and strategic plans and help them identify, acquire, train and motivate the people needed for success.