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SuperReturn Africa
3-5 December 2024
The Westin, Cape Town

Maxime Bayen
Operating Partner at Catalyst Fund


Maxime is the Operating Partner at Catalyst Fund, previously serving as the Head of Venture Building & Lead Venture Partner. Since joining in early 2021, he has significantly impacted the organization, supporting over 20 startups across 8 African markets and expanding Catalyst Fund's global network to nearly 200 VC partners. Before this, Maxime was Head of Venture Building at Greentec Capital, where he drove growth for 10 portfolio companies. Over the past decade, he has invested in, accelerated, or advised over 50 startups in Africa, showcasing a deep understanding of the market and mentoring numerous entrepreneurs. Maxime also co-created "Africa: The Big Deal," a platform providing crucial data and insights for the African startup landscape.

Agenda Sessions

  • Climate resilience, response and recovery