We offer a range of mentoring and advisory in business, technical and financial areas to companies in the energy sector to build the local markets. We help them develop their supply chain and route-to-market strategies, and to access finance required for growth. We maintain relationships in local and international capital markets, and manage grant disbursements for donors.
Businesses we support range from micro-enterprises employing two people and operating in the rural, informal economy, to venture capital-backed businesses with 100 employees. We work with locally owned and managed businesses, as well as those with international sponsors and management.
The technologies we support include: solar portable lights, home systems, and mini-grid projects, small hydropower projects and mini-grids, anaerobic digestion/biogas installation, gasifier-powered mini-grids, efficient cookstoves and biomass briquettes.
We support three type of businesses:
Micro-enterprises: we have a strong understanding of fundamental business models and technologies, an ability to support entrepreneurs with varying degrees of sophistication, and experience in facilitating financing and market partnerships. We have solid knowledge of lending requirements and applicability of grant mechanisms, both of which are critical in supporting these businesses.
SMEs: we leverage the intellectual capital, creativity, market expertise, and the professional execution capability of our experienced team, all of whom have previously worked in other successful commercial, finance and technology ventures. We are well equipped to support innovative, high-growth, and dynamic companies financed by investors with ambitions to scale.
Project developers: we bring a specialist skillset including first-hand experience in seeing projects through to completion. We help parties recognize and understand real versus perceived obstacles and how to advance projects towards financial close and commissioning, particularly those that involve complex technologies, multi-party financing, and interaction with regulators.