Tag: Catalyst Fund

Press Release: Announcing the $4.3M Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana to improve the financial resilience of informal MSEs
Inclusive Fintech |

Press Release: Announcing the $4.3M Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce Accelerator in Ghana to improve the financial resilience of informal MSEs

ACCRA, Ghana, 19th October, 2020 – Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation and...

By BFA GLOBAL
Catalyst Fund is expanding inclusive-tech acceleration to new sectors
Climate Action |

Catalyst Fund is expanding inclusive-tech acceleration to new sectors

Building on our proven approach to accelerating inclusive fintech startups and innovation ecosystems in emerging markets, Catalyst Fund is...

By Maelis Carraro
Inclusive fintech startups are pioneering products for the digital generation
Digital Financial Services |

Inclusive fintech startups are pioneering products for the digital generation

The digital generation (aka netizens, digital natives, generation Z, millennials) is a rapidly-growing customer segment that has exacting user...

By Shiro Njoroge
Women and youth may be weathering COVID better than others, but the most vulnerable are getting left behind
Financial Health |

Women and youth may be weathering COVID better than others, but the most vulnerable are getting left behind

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to ransack economies across developed and emerging markets, expectations are that low-income people –...

By Malika Anand
Making waves: Cynthia Wandia embodies the best of female fintech entrepreneurship
Inclusive Fintech |

Making waves: Cynthia Wandia embodies the best of female fintech entrepreneurship

Cynthia Wandia is the CEO and co-founder of Kwara, an accounting and business management SaaS for SACCOs in Kenya....

By Abby Butkus
Venture-building helps South Africa’s MobiLife bring insurance to underserved families
Digital Financial Services |

Venture-building helps South Africa’s MobiLife bring insurance to underserved families

Fewer than 12% of South Africans have life insurance, amounting to an insurance gap of over R30 trillion. Low...

By Akansha Kasera
Rapid tech due diligence: How Catalyst Fund assesses a startup’s tech
Digital Financial Services |

Rapid tech due diligence: How Catalyst Fund assesses a startup’s tech

Alongside product-market fit and adequate control of data, underlying tech quality is a key determinant of whether a startup...

By Matt Grasser
Is your fintech startup still using Google Sheets?
Inclusive Fintech |

Is your fintech startup still using Google Sheets?

When launching fintech startups, founders often resort to the simple, free tools they know best. When it comes to...

By Malika Anand
The ultimate startup dashboard: 7 charts and startup metrics for founders to live by
Digital Financial Services |

The ultimate startup dashboard: 7 charts and startup metrics for founders to live by

Although most CEOs recognize the importance of being data-driven and results-oriented, getting there takes some initial effort, and leaders...

By Javier Linares
Meet Paymenow, a financial wellness app helping South Africans escape debt cycles via access to liquidity
Financial Health |

Meet Paymenow, a financial wellness app helping South Africans escape debt cycles via access to liquidity

Paymenow gives low-income South Africans early access to the wages they have already earned, to smooth their income while...

By Malika Anand