Venture Building as a Service

The Catalyst Fund team of venture builders also supports existing inclusive tech funds and programs who require expert support to accelerate their portfolio companies.



Catalyst Fund works with partners globally who manage inclusive tech acceleration programs and investment funds, to provide venture building support for their portfolio of early and growth stage startups. All companies we support also receive connections with our Circles of Investors and Corporate Innovators.

We offer venture building support across the following areas:



Assistive Tech Impact Fund

Launched in December 2020, the Assistive Tech Impact Fund aims to improve access to life-changing assistive technology for low-income people with disabilities across Africa by helping AT innovators develop, deploy and distribute inclusive AT solutions. Catalyst Fund is leading venture building support for AT Impact Fund portfolio companies.



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Accelerated companies

The Catalyst Fund venture building team has worked with the following companies, via the Assistive Technology Impact Fund.



Uganda | B2C | Assistive Technology

Wazi is the first prescription eyewear brand that is created and manufactured in Uganda. Founded by two female entrepreneurs, Brenda Katwesigye and Geogette Ndabukiye in 2017, all Wazi glasses are made using locally sourced, upcycled, sustainable materials and offered at a more affordable price than traditional brands. Wazi’s goal is to provide clarity of vision for all Africans.



South Africa | B2C | Assistive Technology

HearX aims to enable healthy hearing for everyone, everywhere. They offer a suite of digital hearing screening solutions and hearing aids, many of which are accessible via mobile.

Wazi Vision Uganda

Wazi makes affordable prescription eyewear that is created and manufactured in Uganda, using locally-sourced, sustainable materials. Our team of venture builders is helping them rebrand, launch a new collection, develop a marketing strategy and distribute their glasses across Uganda and into more African markets.