Catalyst Fund is managed by BFA Global, fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, and is currently supported by The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The program was originally founded in 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Six leading fintech and emerging market investors from around the world form our Investor Advisory Committee. Each member nominates one high potential startup for the program in each cohort, and mentors and supports that company throughout their journey with Catalyst Fund. They then evaluate de-risked startups from Catalyst Fund for investment. The IAC includes: