We partner with founders building a more resilient future

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A pre-seed fund and accelerator

We back tech startups seeking to improve the resilience of underserved, climate-vulnerable communities

Mission-driven founders

We partner with founders who share our vision of a world where every individual has the tools and opportunities to thrive

Hands-on venture building

Our active venture-building approach leverages our experience as founders and operators in emerging markets

Global community and insights

We convene a global network of founders, 140+ investors, and ecosystem partners

Our venture-building support

Our team of experts and operators work alongside founders to drive growth

Product, Tech & Design

Accelerating startups to product-market fit

Fundraising & Partnerships

Securing the next round of capital and growth partners


Talent & Growth


Building great teams that scale fast

Marketing & Comms


Telling better stories and winning customers



We have accelerated 61 startups across 15 markets

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Our impact

Catalyst Fund operates under a proven model. Our portfolio companies have gone on to secure follow-on funding, amounting to over US$656 million in total, and currently serve more than 14 million individuals and MSMEs globally.


Inclusive fintech video series: Produced by Innovate Finance and BBC Storyworks

Hear how fintech innovation is transforming financial health in Africa, from the customers served by Catalyst Fund portfolio companies Sokowatch, Turaco, Abalobi and Spoon Money.


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