Bethany Kanten

Bethany Kanten

Venture Builder

Bethany is a venture builder at BFA Global and a member of the venture building team within Catalyst Fund. Bethany is a specialist in commercial strategy with deep knowledge of sales, collections, and customer service operations in emerging markets.

Prior to joining Catalyst Fund, Bethany worked with Off-Grid Electric (now known as ZOLA Electric), a PayGo solar company now operating across sub-Saharan Africa. She worked primarily on the Group Commercial team - leading the development of sales, customer service, and payment follow-up / collections strategies across all countries and has worked on-the-ground with operating teams in Tanzania, Rwanda, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, and Nigeria.

Bethany holds a BsC in Electrical Engineering from Harvard University and an MBA from the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. Within Catalyst Fund, she has led and contributed to venture building engagements with multiple fintech companies across a variety of Catalyst Fund markets, and has led the expansion of Catalyst Fund outside of fintech into new core areas including climate and health.