Sara Taylor

Director and Head of Catalyst Funds, Funds and Capital Partnerships

Sara joined CDC in August 2014. She leads our Catalyst Funds investments and manages a team which oversees a £200 million portfolio of thirteen funds.

The Catalyst Funds portfolio includes funds which aim to reach underserved groups with improved goods and services and economic opportunities (investing in sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, off-grid energy and education) as well as funds operating in and contributing to build some of our most nascent or frontier markets.

Prior to joining CDC, Sara was a Principal at Quona Capital, a venture firm which manages funds for Accion and invests in financial technology for inclusion across Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Sara has also worked for Zoona, a payments company in Zambia, and prior to that spent 10 years in investment banking and corporate law.

Sara holds a BA in PPE from Oxford University, a Graduate Diploma in Law from the College of Law, and an MA in International Development from Johns Hopkins SAIS.