Caren is an evaluator for Argidius Foundation. In addition to the Argidius-ANDE Challenge funding, she has done deep-dive evaluations on Argidius grantees providing business development services in Latin America and Africa. Some summary evaluations can be found below: Access to Capital for Rural Enterprises (ACRE) Agora Partnerships Business Professionals Network (BPN)
After three years working to accelerate 25 early-stage inclusive fintech startups in emerging markets, Caren coached the Catalyst Fund team to reflect on what they learned. Through a process of coaching they were able to identify successes and mistakes, and refined their approach to be the preferred accelerator partner to fintech companies. The report highlightsEvaluation Coaching: Catalyst Fund [Read More]
Working with the Catalyst Team at BFA, Caren researched the landscape of global accelerator models for emerging market fintech startups to understand the offers for early stage acceleration. The report, “Accelerating Early-stage Inclusive Fintech Startups in Emerging Markets” assesses what Catalyst Fund does well and what it could do better. Read the report here.