Catalyst Fund

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What we offer

We are actively looking for early-stage startups that improve the resilience of underserved and climate-vulnerable communities in emerging markets. Our next cohort will kick off in July 2022.

  • USD $100,000 in cash.
  • USD $100,000 of venture building support.
  • Access to a global network of 100+ investors.
  • 1 sponsored intern.
  • Up to $175,000 value in Catalyst Fund perks.
  • 1 sponsored impact report by 60 Decibels.
  • Access to our field research and data on the lives of underserved customers.
  • Dedicated PR and marketing support.
  • Lifetime access to our global network of 61 alumni companies.

What we look for

  • Product: Fintech and climate resilience startups.
  • Customers: Serving underserved and climate-vulnerable communities.
  • Team: Local founders or co-founders, gender-balanced leadership teams.
  • Geography: Africa.
  • Traction: Company has products in the market, some customers, and working toward product-market fit.
  • Stage: Pre-Seed.

Companies might look like

Financial resilience: emergency payments, insurance, disaster relief, data for pricing risk, asset-building products.

Climate-smart livelihoods: green jobs, recycling, sustainable agriculture, carbon credits, fishery management.

Sustainable utilities: water management, energy, cooling, cold storage, ventilation, clean energy access.


June 30, 2022
Organizer BFA Global
Website Visit website
Targets Africa
Sectors Fintech, Waste management and recycling