"The Catalyst team and their advisory board members have added exceptional value, helping us build our team, develop strategies for growth and breach hard-to-crack-open doors. Their input has been invaluable."Paul Lightfoot, Founder, BrightFarms
"Catalyst’s successful SaaS track record set the firm apart from the rest when we were fundraising and has continued to pay dividends as we have grown. Few investors understand how to scale local SaaS businesses as well as the Catalyst team."Chris Webb, Co-Founder & CEO, ChowNow
Catalyst’s industry expertise has been critical in evaluating acquisition opportunities, implementing product strategy and improving our go-to-market. They have also been an integral member of the board since their investment, adding a diversity of thought and experience that is greatly valued.”Ed Boyajian, President & CEO, EDB
“Catalyst has served as a value-added partner from day one, helping us with everything from filling out our executive team to evaluating and managing conversations with acquisition targets. They not only know our market cold, but they are willing to roll their sleeves up and work alongside us as well.”Robb Allen, Founder & CEO, Effectual
“Catalyst’s assistance was invaluable in helping us scale from a $10 million revenue product-led business into a true platform company. They helped us recruit the right executives to strengthen the management team, establish a professional and scalable finance function, and define a winning strategy. Catalyst was the right partner to help Fusion become a true market leader.”David Nolan, Strategic Advisor, Co-Founder & Former CEO, Fusion
“Catalyst’s experience and understanding of the tower industry, support of management, and the firm’s network have helped us grow from a $100 million valuation to an exit of $3.5 billion.”David Weisman, Co-Founder & CEO, InSite Wireless
"Catalyst invested in MINDBODY in 2009 when very few funds were deploying capital, and they were with us every step of the way through our successful 2015 IPO."Rick Stollmeyer, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, Mindbody
"The Catalyst team has been a true partner to us at PresenceLearning. Their strategic guidance and hands-on approach have directly contributed to our financial success and market leadership."Kate Eberle Walker, CEO, PresenceLearning
“The Catalyst team has been an extraordinary partner, providing value on everything from unit economics to strategy.”Brandon Rodman, Co-Founder, Chairman & Former CEO, Weave
“They say genius is 1 percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration. Catalyst perspires alongside their CEOs. That is commitment.”Tim Chi, Co-Founder & CEO, WeddingWire
“Catalyst has been a proactive board member and trusted partner for the last 10 years, bringing insights and analyses that shaped our long-term strategy and resulted in a very successful sale of the company.”Allison Lenehan, President & CEO, Xplornet Communications Inc.
Catalyst Investors is a growth equity venture capital firm investing in technology-enabled businesses. Founded in 1999 and currently investing out of our fifth fund, we employ a proactive, research-based approach to investing.
We target sectors that are experiencing above-average growth relative to the broader market. We utilize our proactive research program and dedicated Catalyst Advisory Group of seasoned technology entrepreneurs to recognize important market trends early. We identify and invest in world-class companies and management teams to capitalize on those trends.
Your Catalyst for Growth
We are true growth equity investors – our returns are driven primarily by our companies’ growth, not by the use of excessive debt financing. We work in partnership with entrepreneurs to ensure that they have the full array of strategic, tactical, and financial tools to excel in fast-moving, competitive industries.
Partner With Management
Catalyst collaborates with management teams to buy, build, and grow enduring companies by providing strategic and financial support. Our active board participation and industry expertise enable us to work together with management to achieve common goals. We always strive to take the long view and recognize the critical importance of working with management to build companies of enduring value.
- Strengthen company culture and mission
- Source, evaluate and recommend key hires
- Utilize Catalyst network of advisors and experts
- Define target market and customer
- Refine core value proposition and product roadmap
- Scale go-to-market and customer care operations
- Institutionalize strong board governance
- Align incentives among stakeholders
- Position for M&A and exit opportunities
- Promote budget and reporting discipline
- Set core KPIs and benchmark against peers
- Employ rolling, multi-year forecasts