Catalyst Fund addresses a common problem we see with early stage startups in the inclusive fintech space. They have a hard time securing the capital and expertise needed to complete and test their products. This throttles innovation and limits the impact from new approaches.
In 2016, Catalyst Fund started deploying $2M in grant capital and $1M in in-kind advisory services to about 20 startup enterprises globally. Mentorship is provided by an investors advisory committee of leading impact investors: Accion Venture Lab, Gray Ghost Ventures, Omidyar Network, Quona Capital and 500 Startups.
In addition, Catalyst Fund seeks to generate insights and lessons about financial inclusion products, technologies and business models and the process of startup-led innovation, which are shared with the wider sector to build up the knowledge base.
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