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How to go to market: 3 templates for fintech startups during product launch

Written by Thea Sokolowski, featuring templates by Jane del Ser   Existing networks of mobile agents can be a valuable asset for fintech startups in East Africa hoping to reach more customers faster and cheaper than traditional financial institutions. However, … Continue reading →

From one founder to another: Principles for good mentorship

From one founder to another: Principles for good mentorship   Written by Mike Quinn   I was in the startup trenches for over ten years building Zoona, one of Africa’s first and most successful fintechs. Since leaving a year ago, … Continue reading →

Catalyst Fund launches in Mexico in the middle of a “kodak moment”

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Fintech en Mexico aun no ha cumplido con las expectativas de inclusión

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Catalyst Fund lanza en México en medio de un “momento Kodak”

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Innovation in Finance: how Spoon Money is improving livelihoods for South African female informal traders

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Innovation in Finance: how Abalobi is creating a thriving marketplace for South Africa’s fisher communities

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Innovation in Finance: Sokowatch and Turaco improve financial resilience for East Africa’s underserved

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Why the Catalyst Fund startup accelerator delivers outsized success

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

“Capital plus plus”: Mobilizing domestic capital to support impact entrepreneurs in India

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Destacame enables financial health for Chileans and Mexicans

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Fintech’s unfulfilled promise: why many Mexicans remain excluded

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

The role of fintech innovation in the remittances space during COVID-19

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Five steps to help prevent the collapse of the Nigerian tech sector amidst Covid-19

  According to the Nigerian Center for Disease Control, COVID-19 has led to 442 confirmed cases and 14 fatalities as of April 17, 2020. President Buhari ordered a cessation of movement in Lagos and Abuja, and on April 13, the … Continue reading →

Catalyst Fund and Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance launch internship program for fintech startups in emerging markets

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Top 5 demographic data fields fintech startups need to collect

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

The role of inclusive fintech in supporting the world’s most vulnerable during COVID-19

Inclusive fintech in the time of COVID-19   After ravaging China and developed economies – Spain, Italy, France, the United States – the novel coronavirus has begun spreading in emerging markets. The number of cases in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, … Continue reading →

From the Valley of Death to a $14 Million Series A: Sokowatch, Quona and the Role of Philanthropic Capital

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →

Meet FarMart, the customer service app for India’s agri-input merchants

Catalyst Fund welcomes new cohort of inclusive fintech startups creating solutions to improve the financial health of underserved communities and small businesses. Continue reading →