About Us

Solving IT for impact ventures

About enable.digital

We are a team of passionate technology experts – experts in information technology and passionate about making the world a better place.

We specialise in solving IT for companies that provide essential products (modern and clean energy, sanitation, safe water, transportation, …) and services (finance, insurance, healthcare, …) to consumers in frontier markets.

What We Believe In

Fight climate change

Climage change is one of the biggest challenge of our times. We believe that clean and reliable energy for everyone can be achieved without polluting the planet.

Ambition & passion

We embrace ambition and we are a group of passionate people. We see opportunities everywhere, we want to lead and improve and not follow or support.

Meaning over profit

Solving big problems offers commercial opportunities, but more importantly, our work means something to us, to our customer and theirs.

Prioritize emerging markets

A focus on companies that provide essential products and services to underserved communities in emerging markets makes the world a better – a fairer place.

Collaborate to add value

We see ourselves as part of a bigger effort and believe efficient collaboration is critical — collaboration in the team, with customers, and with stakeholders.

Our Story

In a survey conducted by Shell Foundation in 2017, 90% of impact ventures reported that IT was a major bottleneck. On average, the surveyed companies used 7 different, non-connected software applications to conduct their business, creating data silos, duplication and inefficient processes.

enable|digital was created by the Shell Foundation and Persistent Energy in order to solve this problem, with the business model to enable impact ventures in emerging markets to grow quickly by utilizing digitized processes and tailored, connected and optimized IT infrastructure.

Due to our founders’ background in energy, many of our initial customers hail from this sector. Since 2017, we have worked with solar home system  distributors such as Oolu in Senegal, Solar Works! in Mozambique/Malawi or  Zonful Energy in Zimbabwe. We also have experience in the mini-grid sector (Rensource/Nigeria and candi/India) and worked in the solar irrigation sector (SunCulture, Kenya).

We expect to expand our customer base as we grow and mature, expanding from our origins in enery to other areas such as agriculture, cooking, sanitation, or transporation.

What We Do

enable|digital is an IT advisory and solutions company, guiding our customers through the process of digitalisation and setting up efficient, technology-driven processes and IT infastructures.

As a team, we have extensive experience across operational, financial and technical aspects, with previous careers in companies such as Google, Accenture, AT Kearney, JP Morgan, SAP, Ericson and UBS. We also have significant expertise in the impact ecosystem (specifically PAYG energy).

We provide services across three areas:

 

Advisory Services

We assess your IT set-up and recommend improvements, across areas as diverse as financial accounting, customer service, credit portfolio management, sales, distribution, inventory management, and business intelligence.

Design and Implementation

We design and implement integrated, future proof and flexible IT solutions, combining best-in-class commercial off-the-shelf software with custom developments.

Sustainable Operations

We provide ongoing support and evolution of IT infrastructure with a specific focus to develop the internal IT capabilities of our customers.