What is #CF20?
As we reach our milestone of 20 Catalyst Fund companies, #CF20 is a unique campaign to shine the light on our innovative and impactful companies and demonstrate to the fintech ecosystem how our inclusive fintech startups around the world are making a difference -- by reaching more underserved customers using appropriate, affordable and accessible products and services, and who are on a promising path to growth. Read more about our companies here.
Here's What Catalyst Fund Companies' CEOs Have to Say...
“Catalyst Fund is the best support program for impact startups you can find out there. They provide the capital your organization needs to prove its model with no strings attached. And they bring unrivalled expertise that all the founders need at this stage. Think of it as a senior advisor that gives you money to prove your business while ensuring you don't miss the right turns.”
“To be a part of the Catalyst Fund cohort was a game changing experience for us. It gave us a much broader understanding of how we can effectively co-create better insurance products that really fit the needs of the low income population. In addition, it allowed for a great technology enhancement in our platform, automating the policy purchase process entirely through a chatbot.”
“Harvesting Inc is proud and honored to be a Catalyst Fund Company as we share the same ethos and vision for financial inclusion. Catalyst fund has not only validated our intent but given us the impetus to take the next leap forward. The association has not been limited to the grant as we have been introduced to key stakeholders in the global ecosystem to share our mission and collaborate globally.”
“As a founder, Catalyst Fund has provided me with an invaluable community of like-minded mission-driven founders, who are building the next generation of tech for emerging markets. My team has learned so much about user research and building trust for fintech products. And our customers ultimately are getting a better product because of Catalyst.”
Chief Business Officer, Asaak
“Our Catalyst Fund consultants have been instrumental in reshaping our lending policies and helping us to optimize our internal operations. They really went above and beyond to teach us everything they could and we are excited to continue the dialogue and continue to learn from them.”
“Catalyst Fund helped us to connect not only with new investors who care about social impact, but also with incredible companies that are solving huge problems for the most unfortunate. With these other companies we have been able to share experiences, solve common problems and to keep us motivated and sharp when things don't work as expected.”
“The access to data analysts and their experience was invaluable to not just understanding our historic experiences to date, but helping us shape our approach and processes for our future innovations. The added bonus was putting Sri Lanka on the map for inclusive fintech - as more often we are overlooked by the opportunities in the rest of South East Asia.”