Shivani Kotecha

Shivani Kotecha

Senior Analyst; Talent Lead, Catalyst Fund & TECA

Shivani is a Senior Analyst at BFA Global and the Talent Lead for Catalyst Fund and TECA. A global accelerator and entrepreneurship program funded by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA), which supports early-stage inclusive fintech for climate resilience startups and future entrepreneurs in creating solutions for underserved customers in emerging markets. Shivani’s role is to identify key talent gaps within our companies, support them with talent management and source for new talent and future entrepreneurs.

Prior to this role, she supported the Program Director and Program Manager of Catalyst Fund to ensure optimal day-to-day administrative and financial functions, build relationships with the partners and startups and support with the coordination of internal and external activities. Shivani holds a BSc Honors in Investment and Financial risk management from Cass Business School London.

Publications by this author

4 Innovation Opportunities to Unlock the Potential of Blue Carbon
Climate Action |

4 Innovation Opportunities to Unlock the Potential of Blue Carbon

The blue carbon wave This week at COP27 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, global thought leaders will come together...

By Tyler Ferdinand
How to ace your TECA application
Climate Action |

How to ace your TECA application

Triggering Exponential Climate Action (TECA) is a new venture launcher that promotes ambitious and innovative ventures in the area...

By Shivani Kotecha
10 tools to kickstart your startup journey
Inclusive Fintech |

10 tools to kickstart your startup journey

Imagine that you are a CEO running a startup. You are busy building a product that solves a real...

By Akansha Kasera
Two years of catalyzing talent for inclusive fintech startups
Inclusive Fintech |

Two years of catalyzing talent for inclusive fintech startups

Finding talent is an unprecedented global challenge for employers right now, across geographies, sectors, and sizes. Many fintech startups...

By Abby Butkus
4 tips for converting internships into full-time offers
Inclusive Fintech |

4 tips for converting internships into full-time offers

  The African fintech industry provides dynamic, exciting opportunities for junior professionals to kickstart their career. However, even as...

By Abby Butkus
Internships help startups de-risk potential hires, and provide junior talent with valuable work experience
Inclusive Fintech |

Internships help startups de-risk potential hires, and provide junior talent with valuable work experience

Picture credits: Kwara Early-stage startups, like most companies, prefer to hire experienced talent rather than invest effort and resources...

By Shivani Kotecha
SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19
Inclusive Fintech |

SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19

Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs) are the financial service backbone of the unbanked population in Kenya. While SACCOs increasingly...

By Abby Butkus