Catalyst Fund Supporters

Catalyst Fund is a global accelerator specialized in early-stage inclusive fintech startups in emerging markets. It is managed by BFA, and was founded in 2016, with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co., and is fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors


Colleen Briggs

Executive director - JPMorgan Chase & co.

Supports Advisory Services Engagements, Learning Agenda & Networking/Dissemination at Catalyst Fund.

Colleen Briggs is the Executive Director of Community Innovation within the Office of Corporate Responsibility and Global Philanthropy at JPMorgan Chase. She is responsible for helping establish and execute the firm’s philanthropic & corporate responsibility strategy in Financial Capability. Colleen has an MBA from the Yale School of Management.


Adam Sorensen

program officer, fsp - bill and melinda gates foundation

Supports Grants, Administration & Management, Learning Agenda, Evaluation of Intervention at Catalyst Fund.

Adam Sorensen work as a Program Officer, Innovative Finance for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He is an investor, manager and consultant with 10 years of financial sector expertise in Africa, dedicated to financial inclusion. Adam holds an MSc in Economics from University of London.



Chris Page

 Executive Vice President - rockefeller philanthropy advisors

As Fiscal Sponsor of Catalyst Fund, host and manages Fund.

Chris Page leads RPA’s donor services, helping individual and institutional givers develop their philanthropic interests and manage their grantmaking activities. Together, the team manages philanthropic programs in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Europe, and the Caribbean. Chris holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development.