Accelerating innovative fintech solutions for the world’s 3 billion underserved



Catalyst Fund is an accelerator for inclusive fintech startups. We work with innovators in emerging markets who are building affordable, accessible and appropriate solutions for underserved communities, and accelerate the local innovation ecosystems around them.

What we do

We accelerate early-stage inclusive fintech startups in emerging markets

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We accelerate fintech innovation ecosystems to enable startups to scale

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We share insights, learnings and proof points from our work with startups to benefit the community

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Our impact

Catalyst Fund is a proven model. Our portfolio companies grow with us to become highly investable businesses and demonstrate significant scale. Catalyst Fund companies have secured over US$77 million follow-on funding, and reached over 2 million low-income consumers and small businesses across emerging markets.


Our partners + supporters

Catalyst Fund is supported by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and JPMorgan Chase & Co., managed by BFA Global and fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. It works closely with leading fintech and emerging market investors to source companies for the program.

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