Managed by BFA and currently supported by The UK Department for International Development (DFID) and JPMorgan Chase & Co., the program was originally founded in 2016 with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Catalyst Fund DIY

Tools to help startups and investors create inclusive fintech solutions

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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