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Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Why we invested: Ziada is enabling informal workers, artisans and tradespeople to find work digitally

More than 90% of workers in developing countries rely on the informal economy to live. In Kenya, more specifically,...

By Maxime Bayen
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Why we invested: Tendo is professionalizing and democratizing the digital marketing economy

In Sub-Saharan Africa, 90% of retail takes place through informal channels. A growing proportion of those transactions are taking...

By Kayode Adeyinka
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Why we invested: Shopa is delivering wholesale prices to informal retailers

In Ghana, informal retailers make up a $2.5 billion industry that provides consumers with the essential goods they need...

By Sam Alhadeff
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Lessons from building innovation ecosystems: 8 key tips for startups planning partnerships with corporates

In November 2021, Catalyst Fund organized an in-person corporate-startup roundtable during its Inclusive Digital Commerce local investor event in...

By Nosa Omusi
Climate Action, Inclusive Fintech, PAYGo and Essential Services |

Why we invested: Ohm Mobility provides simple, affordable vehicle financing for India’s autorickshaw drivers

Over 10 million people drive autorickshaws in India. Unfortunately, these drivers struggle to find affordable ways to acquire autos...

By Bethany Kanten
Climate Action |

Key Definitions and Terminology for Digital Finance for Climate Resilience

The recently launched Digital Finance for Climate Resilience (DF4CR) Framework for Action presents a vision for a new ecosystem...

By DF4CR Task Force
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

[Press release] Four Ghanaian digital companies receive funding and acceleration support through the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator program

      ACCRA, Ghana, 28 October, 2021 – Today, the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator welcomed four...

By BFA GLOBAL
Climate Action, Digital Financial Services |

Digital Finance for Climate Resilience: A Framework for Action Launch Event

Millions of people around the world are already experiencing the negative effects of climate change. Unfortunately, many exposed populations...

By Carmen Merab
Climate Action, Digital Financial Services |

Press release: New Global Climate Task Force Launches Framework for Digital Financial Solutions to Improve the Climate Resilience of One Billion People

The Framework illustrates how digital finance innovations can contribute to improved climate resilience for vulnerable populations globally and recommends...

By DF4CR Task Force