Investing in Climate Tech Innovation in Africa

December 11, 2023

At the Catalyst Fund, in the past year, we have received over 3,000 pitchdecks from inspiring climate tech innovators seeking investment to grow their ventures in Africa. We analyzed this proprietary pipeline in combination with deal flow data from Africa: The Big Deal (co-founded by Maxime Bayen, Catalyst Fund’s Operating Partner) to assess the state of climate innovation on the continent.

The report includes insights into the sectors, technologies, target users, geographies, founder characteristics, funding trends, and exit paths of climate ventures in Africa. These insights are produced as part of a philanthropic effort to progress the climate resilience ecosystem with the support of FSD Africa, UNIDO, GEF, and JPMorgan Chase. 

Join Catalyst Fund

We are actively looking for early-stage startups that improve the resilience of underserved and climate-vulnerable communities in emerging markets.