Tag: Fintech

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
The market gap for climate change solutions in Africa
Climate Action |

The market gap for climate change solutions in Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed the vulnerabilities of our health, financial, and economic systems. Scientists are warning that, at...

By Bethany Kanten
Press release: Catalyst Fund and Greenhouse Capital announce Fintech in Focus event to discuss strategies for Africa’s tech sector to rebuild in a post-pandemic climate
Inclusive Fintech |

Press release: Catalyst Fund and Greenhouse Capital announce Fintech in Focus event to discuss strategies for Africa’s tech sector to rebuild in a post-pandemic climate

LAGOS, Nigeria, August 25, 2020 – Catalyst Fund, the global inclusive fintech accelerator managed by BFA Global, supported by...

By Thea Sokolowski
Are we there yet? The evolution of fintech regulation in Nigeria
Inclusive Fintech |

Are we there yet? The evolution of fintech regulation in Nigeria

Nigeria is a hotspot for fintech innovation in Africa as investors and startups respond to Nigeria’s positive environment for...

By David Porteous
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
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
Meet WellaHealth, bringing tailored micro-insurance products to Nigerians
Financial Health |

Meet WellaHealth, bringing tailored micro-insurance products to Nigerians

Nigeria accounts for 25% of malaria cases worldwide and 19% of all deaths. Although malaria is eminently curable, most...

By Malika Anand
Press release: Catalyst Fund announces seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups
Inclusive Fintech |

Press release: Catalyst Fund announces seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups

NAIROBI, Kenya, June 23, 2020 – Catalyst Fund, the global inclusive fintech accelerator managed by BFA Global, supported by...

By Thea Sokolowski
Meet Flex Finance, the solution to digitize Nigerian SMEs
Financial Health |

Meet Flex Finance, the solution to digitize Nigerian SMEs

  Flex Finance provides SMEs in Nigeria with a simple mobile app to track, optimize, and gain insights from...

By Malika Anand