Catalyst Fund Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Impact Investing
  • Status
  • Active
  • Investments
  • 32
  • Portfolio
  • 24
  • Exits
  • 4

Catalyst Fund General Information


Catalyst Fund is an initiative supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co as a fiscally sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The firm provides capital in the form of grants and advisory services to early-stage inclusive fintech startups, while sharing industry insights from lessons learned about accelerating inclusive digital financial services.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Impact Investing
Other Investor Types
Not-For-Profit Venture Capital
Primary Office
  • Boston, MA
  • United States

Catalyst Fund Investments (32)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Kandua 20-Jul-2021 Later Stage VC Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue
000 00000 30-Jun-2021 0000000000 Oil and Gas Equipment Generating Revenue
000000 28-Jan-2021 000000000000 000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
000 ( 00000000000 28-Jan-2021 000000000000 00000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000 000000000000 28-Jan-2021 00000 00000 Life and Health Insurance Generating Revenue
00000 00000000 05-Nov-2020 00000 00000 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
0000000 (00000 000 27-Jun-2020 000000000000 000.00 Financial Software Generating Revenue
00000000 24-Jun-2020 00000 00000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
Karmalife 23-Jun-2020 Accelerator/Incubator 00000 Other Financial Services Generating Revenue
CowryWise 20-Jan-2020 Accelerator/Incubator 0000 Financial Software Generating Revenue
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Catalyst Fund Exits (4)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
WorldCover 12-Apr-2021 Out of Business
0000000 01-Nov-2016 000 00 00000000
Grafica 15-Jun-2016 Merger/Acquisition
Salutat Out of Business
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Catalyst Fund Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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Catalyst Fund Team (2)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Lisya Bahar-Manoah Partner Boston, MA
Maelis Carraro Managing Principal Consultant & Director, Catalyst Fund 0 Boston, MA
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