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Inclusive Fintech |

Building Inclusion Into the Investment Process: Four Steps for Addressing Bias Against Women Startup Founders

Originally published in NextBillion  Contrary to pessimistic expectations at the outset of the COVID pandemic, global funding for startups grew...

By Akansha Kasera
Inclusive Fintech |

3 tips to help startup founders decrease time spent fundraising

A web survey of over 60 startup founders in Africa in April 2021 found that close to two-thirds of...

By Maxime Bayen
Inclusive Fintech |

The State of Fintech in Emerging Markets Report

Catalyst Fund and Briter Bridges launch new State of Fintech in Emerging Markets Report, evaluating investment, product, and inclusivity...

By Akansha Kasera
Inclusive Fintech |

Digital marketing for fintech startups: 5 steps and 4 guides for a successful launch

Featuring digital marketing templates by Thea Sokolowski and Akansha Kasera Early-stage startup founders know that having a digital media...

By Thea Sokolowski
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

An Unlevel Playing Field: Why Small Businesses Face Disadvantages in Digital Commerce – and How Inclusive Tech Innovations Could Help

Originally published on NextBillion COVID-19 has been catastrophic for many sectors and surprisingly beneficial for some – but it’s...

By Malika Anand
Inclusive Fintech |

Catalyst Fund AAA Framework in Practice

Since its inception, Catalyst Fund has focused on investing and supporting inclusive tech companies. But what are the features...

By Malika Anand
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Press release: Boost Ghana and KudiGo selected as the first cohort of the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator

The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery...

Digital Financial Services, Inclusive Fintech |

Why we invested: Power brings holistic financial wellness to employees and gig workers in Kenya

Fintech startup Power aims to help workers across Africa take control over their financial well being and relieve finance-related...

By Thea Sokolowski
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Why we invested: Kandua is an online marketplace for skilled gig workers that offers tailored, embedded financial services

The gig economy, which includes platform workers, informal daily wage laborers, and more, has been heralded as the future...

By Dan Klemmer