BFA and FSD Africa launch a US$3.3M fintech venture launcher for climate resilience in Africa

AFRICA – BFA Global and FSD Africa has announced the creation of a first-of-its-kind venture launcher, TECA (Triggering Exponential Climate Action) for climate resilience in Africa.

The launcher will create fintech start-ups with solutions that enable climate resilience in the most vulnerable communities around the world, with an initial focus on Africa.

TECA will support pioneering entrepreneurs from the idea stage to the launch, expanding the pipeline of investable opportunities in the fintech for climate resilience space.

FSD Africa’s support will also accelerate the ecosystem around the ventures by engaging with multiple stakeholders to unlock capital, attract talent and create proof points to spur more innovation for climate resilience.

At FSD Africa, we believe that a strong, fair, and accessible financial system is crucial to a sustainable future for Africa’s people and its environment,” said Juliet Munro, Director, Digital Economy at FSD Africa.

In particular we believe that finance can play a key role in tackling climate vulnerability and that by harnessing the power of fintech innovation we can help address market barriers to building out much-needed climate resilience solutions.”

According to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report released earlier this year, up to 3.6 billion people live in contexts that are highly vulnerable to climate change, with some of the largest impacts observed in areas and communities across Africa.

Solutions to these challenges require significant further development and are largely not yet accessible, affordable, or available to the populations most at risk.

TECA will help to create a pipeline at the nexus of fintech and climate resilience by backing entrepreneurs with bold ideas that build the resilience of vulnerable communities and natural ecosystems,” said David del Ser, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer at BFA Global.

The program is currently looking for top talent that can push the boundaries in solving these large systemic challenges.

By helping to launch new ventures responding to these emerging issues, TECA’s is to help create an ecosystem abundant with innovative solutions fortifying the climate resilience of vulnerable populations and the planet.

TECA’s mission is to launch 100 ventures by 2026, including at least 60 in Africa. These ventures will help build the climate resilience of vulnerable communities and create investment opportunities for other players in the ecosystem.

The first cohort of TECA entrepreneurs will focus on the Blue Economy in East Africa, specifically activities generating livelihoods and ecosystem services from bodies of water such as oceans, lakes, and rivers.

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