Tag: Inclusive Fintech

Fintech forests: classifying and comparing fintech ecosystems
Policy and Regulation |

Fintech forests: classifying and comparing fintech ecosystems

Blog 2 of the Recovtech series, this post written in partnership with members of the South Africa Recovtech team....

By David Porteous
A creative approach to startup financing: Graviti combines grant, debt and equity investment, linked to impact outcomes
Inclusive Fintech |

A creative approach to startup financing: Graviti combines grant, debt and equity investment, linked to impact outcomes

It took Catalyst Fund portfolio company Graviti only two months to raise a debt round that will finance 600+...

By Eduardo Ortiz Reynaga
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
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
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
SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19
Inclusive Fintech |

SaaS startup Kwara is helping SACCOs deliver during COVID-19

Savings and Credit Co-operatives (SACCOs) are the financial service backbone of the unbanked population in Kenya. While SACCOs increasingly...

By Abby Butkus
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