Accelerating Fintech Startups
Between 2016 and 2019, Catalyst Fund accelerated 25 fintech startups that went on to raise US$49.2 million in follow-on funding. Over the next three years, Catalyst Fund will accelerate 30 startups operating in our key markets: India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, and South Africa.
BFA Global Goes Local
BFA Global Associate, Jacob Rosen, is to speak at UCI Law's event on AI and Fraud Detection on February 24, 2020. Charles P. Rettig, the 49th Commissioner of the IRS, is the keynote speaker. Click to register or find out more.
We provide an innovative mix of research, insight, and services across a broad range of topics important to our clients, using finance and technology to craft digital solutions at the frontier that empower individuals, organizations, and communities to improve lives and create a more sustainable and equitable world.
From Our Portfolio
We leverage the opportunities created by a rapidly digitizing global economy, deploying our unique multi-disciplinary, nimble, client-centric approach to execute a range of projects combining financial tools, user-centered design, information, policy, and technology to characterize their challenges and design responses.
Project: Catalyst Fund
Catalyst Fund is a global accelerator program supporting early-stage startups inclusive fintech startups with grant capital, hands-on venture building support and connections to investors.
FIBR: Inclusive Digital Ecosystems
In this Note, we wish to update the evidence base in the light of this new learning in order to return to the core question: how can the emerging forms of work intermediated through digital platforms best offer a path to good work in the developing world?
Report: Future-Proofing Financial Institutions for Inclusion
How financial institutions innovate to improve financial health.
VIDEO: Introducing FinnSalud Mexico
The FinnSalud Project will develop a set of standards together with a measurement tool that will help better align consumer financial health with provider ROI, ensuring that financial products and channels are designed in a way that enhances the financial health of both customers and financial actors.
VOICES: Can fintech bridge the digital divide in India?
Forecasters predict that Indians will conduct more than US$1 trillion in digital transactions by 2025. Eighty percent of Indians already own a bank account, 54% of Indians use broadband mobile connections, and data services and mobile devices are more affordable everyday.
From the Blog
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Harnessing UX to Test-Drive New Products
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Re-envisioning fintech innovation in Kenya
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The AI-Driven Bank in Emerging Markets
Co-authored by Alexandre Lazarow If you think artificial intelligence is a thing of the future, ask yourself why your Amazon homepage looks different from ours or how Google translates...