Jane del Ser

Jane del Ser

Senior Consultant

Jane is a Senior Consultant at BFA Global. Her areas of expertise focus on technology and business for social innovation. She leads the livelihoods portfolio at BFA Global, and is interested in the role of platforms to expand access to finance and opportunities for micro and small enterprises to grow. She brings over 10 years of global experience working with startups, social enterprises and nonprofits leading strategy, product development, and program implementation in hi-tech, mobile, and social innovation in the US, Latin America, and Africa. Jane served as insights manager and then as deputy director of the FIBR program, a four-year action research program supported by Mastercard Foundation, to accelerate digitization and usage of digital financial services in the last mile to spur inclusive growth and employment.

Jane acted previously as Managing Director at Center4, a tech initiative of one of the largest health and human services providers in NYC to increase uptake of technology by nonprofits to transform how social services were delivered and to improve outcomes for people served. Jane holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BSc from McGill University. She currently resides in Madrid, Spain.

Publications by this author

Taking the COVID-19 temperature in emerging markets: A dipstick survey to draw early insights about impact on Livelihoods
Financial Health |

Taking the COVID-19 temperature in emerging markets: A dipstick survey to draw early insights about impact on Livelihoods

  It has now been 19 days since the WHO declared the COVID-19 crisis a pandemic on March 11....

By Jane del Ser
An Interview with Alex Lazarow of Omidyar Network
Inclusive Fintech |

An Interview with Alex Lazarow of Omidyar Network

Catalyst Fund IAC Profile Series #3 We recently had the opportunity to speak with Alex Lazarow, CFA, Principal, Investments...

By Jane del Ser
In Digital Financial Services We Trust
Inclusive Fintech |

In Digital Financial Services We Trust

  As a customer these days, trust is probably on your mind. Whether you’re choosing on what airline to...

By Jane del Ser
Our SOCAP 16 Recap
Inclusive Fintech |

Our SOCAP 16 Recap

The Catalyst Fund Panel, The Customer Trust Workshop and A Very Happy Hour Catalyst Fund was quite busy at...

By Jane del Ser
What Banks Don’t Know is That I Do Pay My Bills
Inclusive Fintech |

What Banks Don’t Know is That I Do Pay My Bills

Catalyst Fund Learning Agenda Series #1, Destacame.cl The Reality of the Low-Income Customer Magaly struggles to take a loan...

By Jane del Ser
A Tale of Two Catalyst Funds
Inclusive Fintech |

A Tale of Two Catalyst Funds

It takes money to make money, the saying goes. This holds true both for early-stage startups and pilot projects...

By Jane del Ser
Announcing the First Catalyst Fund Inclusive Fintech Investment — Destacame
Inclusive Fintech |

Announcing the First Catalyst Fund Inclusive Fintech Investment — Destacame

  Catalyst Fund is excited to announce its inaugural inclusive fintech investment in Destacame.cl, an alternative credit scoring platform...

By Jane del Ser