Over three years, Catalyst Fund accelerated 25 companies around the world.
MobiLife is Africa’s first 100% ‘built for mobile’ life insurance, using the power of smartphones to bring effective insurance solutions to low-income consumers.
South Africa | Low-income households | B2C | Insurtech
Africa’s only collateralized mobile fintech lender & Uganda’s first digital lender, Asaak offers African entrepreneurs & farmers access to quick, mobile-based collateralized credits.
Uganda | Low-income farmers | B2C | Digital lending
Atikus is a SaaS company that helps financial institutions better identify, quantify, and mitigate their operational and credit risks.
Rwanda | Financial institutions | B2B | SaaS
PayGo Energy is a cookstove solution and distribution system that enables customers to access clean and efficient fuel at a low price.
Kenya | Low-income households | B2C | Payments
Flowigo provides SaaS services for inventory, customer review and other business management functions, to small African businesses by integrating with Africa’s top services and automating workflows.
Kenya | Solar distributors and lenders | B2B | SaaS
Hover makes USSD-based services more affordable to illiterate and innumerate segments by enabling end-users to interact with financial and informational services via graphical user interfaces.
Global | Mobile Money Provider | B2B | Payment
Leaf is a virtual bank serving the stateless and excluded population. It offers cross-border asset storage and transport via a mobile platform which enables the conversion of cash into virtual currency through blockchain technology.
Rwanda | Refugees | B2C | Payment
Smile Identity uses computer vision, machine learning, human review and local integrations to provide a complete KYC and user identification solution for mobile-first frontier markets.
Kenya | FSPs | B2B2C | Digital ID/KYC
Sokowatch enables informal retailers to order products, anytime via SMS/mobile app, and receive free same-day delivery of goods to their store. This makes it easier for shopkeepers to source goods and helps manufacturers ensure that their products are consistently available to consumers.
Kenya | SMEs | B2B | Credit
Rukula offers small loans for household consumer durables and electronic items to Sri Lankan financially excluded communities to enhance their quality of life.
Sri Lanka | Low-income households | B2C | Digital lending
PayLatr is a recurring micro-credit mobile platform offering interest-free monthly credits to low-income households in India to easily pay for retail transactions without cash, credit cards or other pre-paid means.
India | Low-income households | B2C | Digital lending
PayAgri is an agri-fintech startup that brings together key players in the Indian agriculture value chain to facilitate trade and funding flows. PayAgri’s primary platform, Agri Value
Engine (AVE), connects farmers and buyers by removing inefficiencies in the value chain, such as middlemen, cash-based transactions and misinformation.
India | Low-income farmers | B2B2C | Payment
ToGarantido acts as an insurance broker that offers insurance solutions and health services through a technological platform based on Artificial Intelligence and advanced data analytics resources.
Brazil | Low-income households | B2C | Insurtech
Destacame is a digital financial management platform offering an alternative credit scoring system that gives users control over their data to build their financial capabilities and access financial products.
Chile, Mexico | Low income customer without credit scores | B2B2C | Alternative credit scoring
Comunidad 4Uno is an online platform that distributes tailored financial products, such as insurance and debit cards, to low-income and financially excluded domestic workers in Mexico.
Mexico | Domestic Employers | B2B2C | Insurtech
ESCALA offers safe, automated savings plans to increase access to higher education for low- and middle-income families. ESCALA customers also receive additional benefits, such as matching funds from their employers, savings and career advice, and discounts at designated educational institutions.
Colombia | Low and middle-income families | B2B2C | Savings