Circle of corporate innovators

The Catalyst Fund Circle of Corporate Innovators is a global community of organizations, from major banks and telecommunications companies, to FMCGs, logistics providers and more, that share Catalyst Fund’s goal of advancing inclusive tech innovation in emerging markets.

The Catalyst Fund accelerates the tech ecosystem by bringing together leading global and local innovators to form circles of investors, corporate institutions, talent networks, and other enablers, who commit to working with us to advance the wider ecosystem.

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Why join the Circle of Corporate Innovators?

The Circle of Corporate Innovators is a network of leading corporate innovators across emerging markets that have already partnered with startups to create new digital products.

Circle members receive access to vetted, de-risked startups from the Catalyst Fund portfolio to explore innovation partnerships. We aim to facilitate more successful corporate-startup partnerships, which can better enable startups to reach scale, while providing market leaders with access to and data on the last mile.

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What they are saying

Hear directly from our Circle of Corporate Innovators

As a proprietary investment firm with very significant commitment to improving financial services delivery across Africa, partnering with Catalyst Fund is an opportunity to accelerate our vision of reaching the last mile with practical and empowering solutions. We are excited by the sheer possibilities that lay ahead.

Gbenga Omolokun

Non Executive Director
VFD Group Plc

At Ecobank, innovation is a growth engine and at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to building and working with the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Africa to drive this innovation. The partnership with Catalyst Fund is a major step in building a framework for a productive engagement with startups and other key stakeholders to make this a success.

Nvalaye Kourouma

Chief Digital Officer

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