Accelerate Innovation

BFA Global’s team of experts works closely with innovators across emerging markets who are building affordable, accessible and appropriate tech solutions for underserved customers and small businesses.

We offer bespoke venture building support, embedding our experts into the startup teams, to help them better understand their customers’ needs and preferences and gain their trust, develop robust technology foundations, reach product-market fit, communicate more effectively with their clients, raise investment and connect with partners who can help them scale. We also derive insights from the field and share proof points and lessons learned to spur more innovation for the underserved.

Venture building

We provide bespoke technical, business, strategy, marketing and additional support to help tech startups sustainably reach product-market fit

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Investment readiness

We work with startups in the process of fundraising to prepare them for investor pitches and due diligence. We provide 1:1 introductions with relevant investors from our community.

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Corporate-startup partnerships

We facilitate connections and pilots between startups we work with and corporate innovators who can help them reach scale

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Startup marketing and communications

We provide in-depth messaging, marketing strategy and product launch support

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Insights

Why the Catalyst Fund startup accelerator delivers outsized success
Inclusive Fintech |

Why the Catalyst Fund startup accelerator delivers outsized success

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities...

By Thea Sokolowski
Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups
Inclusive Fintech |

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities...

By Thea Sokolowski
How to go to market: 3 templates for fintech startups during product launch
Financial Health |

How to go to market: 3 templates for fintech startups during product launch

Featuring how to go to market templates by Jane del Ser Existing networks of mobile agents can be a...

By Thea Sokolowski
Lean user research: How Diin sequenced data analysis and user interviews to generate insights
Inclusive Fintech |

Lean user research: How Diin sequenced data analysis and user interviews to generate insights

Startups typically chase growth by acquiring more and more customers. It is tempting to interpret more customers as a...

By Malika Anand
Can fintech bridge the digital divide in India?
Inclusive Fintech |

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...

By Maelis Carraro
Catalyst Fund and Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launch internship program for fintech startups in emerging markets
Inclusive Fintech |

Catalyst Fund and Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launch internship program for fintech startups in emerging markets

Catalyst Fund and Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launch internship program for fintech startups in emerging markets Startup CEOs...

By Abby Butkus

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