Vertical Payments Software Overview

by Kirk Mahoney & Grady Kidder

Software companies have been moving into the payments space over the last few years in a major way. A number of vertical software companies have embedded payments functionality into their solutions – creating a better experience for end-users, businesses and their customers – and are capturing economics in the process. Other software companies have built payments solutions addressing vertical specific pain points. In doing so, they have been able to take market share from generic horizontal providers and open greenfield opportunities.

Catalyst has a wealth of experience backing businesses in this space (MindBody, ChowNow, Weave, and WeddingWire, among others). We believe we will see this trend continue to accelerate for years to come and are eager to partner with more of these businesses seeking growth equity capital.

At Catalyst, we employ a proactive, research-based approach to investing, targeting sectors experiencing outstanding growth. If you are an owner, operator or investor in a growth stage Vertical Payments Software company, we would like to hear from you. Please send inquiries and business plans to [email protected] & [email protected].


Welcoming EnterpriseDB to the Portfolio

By Kyle Howard-Johnson

The cloud has a history of systematically entering entrenched markets and upending them, displacing legacy providers as they fail to compete on ease of use, flexibility, scalability, and pricing. Compute and storage experienced this very cloud disruption over the past decade as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have released and continued to improve on their public cloud offerings. Companies like IBM, Dell, and HP have struggled to maintain pace with the constantly innovating and iterating public cloud providers.

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