Akansha Kasera

Akansha Kasera

Marketing & Communications Manager, Catalyst Fund

Akansha is the Marketing & Communications Manager at Catalyst Fund. She brings years of experience in building growth and marketing strategies for startups, corporates, and non-profit organizations. 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. She is a storyteller and a data-driven marketer with technical expertise in managing organic and PPC campaigns, SEO, human-centered design, and social media management.

Prior to joining BFA Global, she worked as a Marketing and Communications Officer with Smile Foundation, a national level NGO in India with several livelihood programs and welfare initiatives. She also worked as a Senior Associate with Smile Foundation as part of their global resource mobilization team which is responsible for driving resources for NGO’s welfare initiatives. Before moving to the development sector, she worked with unicorn food-tech startup Zomato, as part of their product and external communication team. She helped the development of key product features by liaising with the design, content, and tech teams. She holds a BA in English Literature with a Minors in Pyschology from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University (India).

Publications by this author

Video: what is Catalyst Fund?
Inclusive Fintech |

Video: what is Catalyst Fund?

Catalyst Fund is an accelerator for inclusive fintech startups in emerging markets. Through our proven acceleration model, we work...

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
Inclusive Fintech |

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
Inclusive Fintech |

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
Inclusive Fintech |

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