Perl Street is democratizing structured finance through our platform, unlocking billions in financing for sustainable infrastructure and next-generation hardware technologies. Perl Street has already helped multiple hardware startups receive over $140M in debt financing offers from some of the world’s most reputable institutions. Climate change is a massive hardware problem. According to IEA estimates - reaching net zero emissions would require over $4 trillion per year in global clean energy investment. This means we need to upgrade nearly everything with new hardware - from energy storage devices to electric vehicles, charging stations and building electrification. The future of infrastructure is both distributed and resilient. And none of it is possible without financing new hardware.
Tooraj Arvajeh has 20+ years of experience in developing, financing, and operating $1B+ new infrastructure and climate-tech projects across the world. Tooraj has worked in senior engineering, project origination, and research roles at Arup, Hatch, and the Building Performance Lab. Tooraj holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business from the University of Waterloo, Columbia Business School, London Business School, and the University of Hong Kong.
Quantitative analyst and developer with a background in data science and financial risk management. Dakota built trading signals and network-based risk analytics for top hedge funds in his former role, launching emerging technology indexes with $100M+ in AUM. Dakota holds degrees in quantitative finance and financial analytics from the Stevens Institute of Technology, and also teaches finance and data science courses to students around the world.