Increasing Access to Financial Services for the Unbanked

Catalyst Fund accelerates promising startups and spurs innovation in financial inclusion in emerging markets.

Managed by BFA, the program is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co

Video: Learn how Catalyst Fund supports and works with companies to unlock value proposition and get early-stage startups investment-ready

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 tailored advisory services to about 20 startup enterprises globally. Leading impact investors: Accion Venture LabGray Ghost Ventures, Omidyar NetworkQuona Capital and 500 Startups provide mentorship as members of our investors advisory committee.

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