Restaurant Tech Overview

Restaurants in 2019 continue to face several challenges, including everything from attracting and retaining customers to hiring and training staff. These challenges, both customer-facing (“Front of House”) and operations-focused (“Back of House”), keep restaurant profit margins low at 6% and contribute to the industry’s high failure rate. Increasingly, restaurants are more attune to these pain points and seek out restaurant-focused software and tech-enabled outsourcing solutions to increase sales volumes and reduce costs. As a result, the restaurant tech stack continues to evolve, providing restaurants with more options than ever to help them improve and grow their businesses.


Catalyst has a wealth of experience backing vertical-specific businesses, including one currently in the Restaurant Tech space (ChowNow). We believe restaurants will continue to actively seek out best in-class restaurant-specific solutions, 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 Restaurant Tech company, we would like to hear from you. Please send inquiries and business plans to [email protected].



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Fusion Risk Management Secures Strategic Growth Investment From Vista Equity Partners’ Endeavor Fund

Fusion Risk Management, Inc. (“Fusion”), a leading provider of business continuity and risk management software and services, today announced a strategic investment from and partnership with Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading investment firm for enterprise software, data, and technology-enabled businesses. The partnership includes growth capital to help Fusion further scale its platform and accelerate product roadmap initiatives to cement its leadership in the business continuity and risk management space. Existing investors Catalyst Investors (“Catalyst”) and Level Equity will retain an ownership stake in Fusion.

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