Akansha Kasera

Akansha Kasera

Marketing & Communications Manager, Catalyst Fund

Akansha is the Communications & Marketing Manager for BFA Global’s Catalyst Fund. She works with regional chapters to help build the innovation ecosystem for the program and supports the implementation of Catalyst Fund’s marketing initiatives and digital marketing strategy. Previously, Akansha led strategy and marketing for the OPTIX project, designed by BFA Global and MetLife Foundation to help four microfinance institutions across the globe better serve their low-income customers. Prior to joining BFA Global, she worked as a Marketing Communication Officer with Smile Foundation, a national level NGO in India, with several livelihood programs and welfare initiatives. Before moving to the development sector, she worked with Zomato, a unicorn startup, as part of their external communication and product team. She holds a BA in English Literature from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University (India).

Publications by this author

Explainer Video: What is Catalyst Fund?
Inclusive Fintech |

Explainer Video: What is Catalyst Fund?

Catalyst Fund’s proven acceleration model has led to our portfolio companies to become highly investable businesses. To date, our...

By Akansha Kasera
“Capital plus plus”: Mobilizing domestic capital to support impact entrepreneurs in India
Inclusive Fintech |

“Capital plus plus”: Mobilizing domestic capital to support impact entrepreneurs in India

Catalyst Fund Circle of Investors member Asha Impact on the value of locally rooted investment capital India is the...

By Akansha Kasera
The role of fintech innovation in remittances amid COVID-19
Digital Financial Services |

The role of fintech innovation in remittances amid COVID-19

The role of digital remittances amid COVID-19 financial crisis: UK Fintech Week webinar key takeaways The impact of the...

By Akansha Kasera
Meet FarMart, the customer service app for India’s agri-input merchants
Inclusive Fintech |

Meet FarMart, the customer service app for India’s agri-input merchants

FarMart aims to improve the efficiency of India’s agri-input supply chain  Catalyst Fund accelerates startups that excel on three...

By Akansha Kasera
Video: Inclusive Fintech Accelerator Catalyst Fund announces scale-up
Inclusive Fintech |

Video: Inclusive Fintech Accelerator Catalyst Fund announces scale-up

Catalyst Fund Project Launch Video “Innovation is increasingly important…some of the solutions that are going to solve worldwide problems...

By Akansha Kasera
Inclusive Fintech in Practice: Chipper Cash Illustrates Three Key Ways to Tackle Cross-Border Payments in Africa
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Inclusive Fintech in Practice: Chipper Cash Illustrates Three Key Ways to Tackle Cross-Border Payments in Africa

The mobile money revolution in East Africa has yet to extend to cross-border transactions, even as the region is becoming...

By Akansha Kasera
Re-envisioning fintech innovation in Kenya
Inclusive Fintech |

Re-envisioning fintech innovation in Kenya

“… technology to shape the future…rather than simply allowing the future to shape us.” – Alderman Peter...

By Akansha Kasera
Assessing the landscape of fintech accelerators in emerging markets
Inclusive Fintech |

Assessing the landscape of fintech accelerators in emerging markets

In emerging markets, inclusive fintech startups are creating accessible, affordable, and appropriate financial solutions for the underserved. These startups...

By Akansha Kasera
Three Essential Tips for Winning Over Investors at SOCAP 2018 and Beyond
Inclusive Fintech |

Three Essential Tips for Winning Over Investors at SOCAP 2018 and Beyond

Catalyst Fund’s “How to SOCAP” for Entrepreneurs #3 Connecting with the right investors is one of the most important...

By Akansha Kasera
Three Inside Networking Tips for SOCAP 2018
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Three Inside Networking Tips for SOCAP 2018

Catalyst Fund’s “How to SOCAP” for Entrepreneurs #2 Hopefully, you started your fundraising preparation for SOCAP weeks ago by connecting with...

By Akansha Kasera
How to make fintech inclusive?
Inclusive Fintech |

How to make fintech inclusive?

Catalyst Fund has been accelerating inclusive fintech startups for over four years and we have observed commonalities in which...

By Akansha Kasera
Three Key Ways that Inclusive Fintech Companies Deepen Financial Inclusion
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Three Key Ways that Inclusive Fintech Companies Deepen Financial Inclusion

Customers Value More Affordable, Better Designed and Time-saving Products and Services 1. Tech + Touch: New Interactions to Reach...

By Akansha Kasera