Maxime Bayen

Maxime is Catalyst Fund’s Head of Venture Building & Lead Venture Partner as well as the co-founder of Africa: The Big Deal. He leads the venture building support to Catalyst Fund early-stage startups as well as supports the portfolio startups when it comes to fundraising.

Prior to joining Catalyst Fund, Maxime was a Senior Venture Builder with Greentec Capital where he supported 7 African startups in various sectors for nearly 2 years. Before Greentec, Maxime co-led the deployment and running of the GSMA Mobile For Development Ecosystem Accelerator Programme, aimed at building synergies between startups and mobile operators to scale innovative and sustainable mobile services in Africa and Asia-Pacific.

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