As part of NVCA’s VentureForward initiative, the ‘Spotlight on Rising Stars in VC’ blog series showcases individuals in the venture industry from different backgrounds and across the workforce to share experiences, spotlight their journeys and successes, and educate the next generation of people considering a career in venture capital. Catalyst Investors’ Mia Hegazy is shares her perspective and advice here.
Denver-based computer coding training school Galvanize is to acquire competitor Hack Reactor in a deal that brings together two of the largest privately held coding boot camps, the two companies told Reuters. Additionally, the company closed a $32 million funding round led by Catalyst Investors.
Indoor farming startup BrightFarms Inc. raised $55 million in new funding to open more hydroponic greenhouses across the U.S. as it seeks to capitalize on rising demand for locally grown food. The Series D round is led by Cox Enterprises Inc. and includes funding from existing investors Catalyst Investors, WP Global Partners and NGEN Partners.
“In 2011, WeddingWire was our first Fund III investment and since the beginning, we benefitted from a great partnership with the Company’s management team,” said Ryan McNally, partner and co-founder of Catalyst Investors. “In the seven years that we have worked together, WeddingWire increased its revenues tenfold, expanded beyond the U.S. into 15 countries around the world, and grew to 950 employees. None of this would have happened without an exceptional management team. We wish them well as they continue to grow the business.”
Catalyst’s Brian Rich recently contributed an article to the PE HUB network on the importance of companies and entrepreneurs thinking like VCs.
WeWork has acquired Catalyst-backed Conductor. The company will continue to operate as an independent business, with its own clients, and Seth Besmertnik will continue to serve as CEO. At the same time, it will be looking for ways to bundle up its services for WeWork’s Enterprise customers.
Catalyst Investors is seeking a pre-MBA Associate to assist the Investment Team. Investment responsibilities include deal origination, investment screening and transaction execution. This position is uniquely suited to candidates seeking a hybrid experience of deal sourcing and transaction execution. The pre-MBA Associate will have the opportunity to work directly with senior members of the Investment Team.
GrowthCap’s Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors Of 2017 GrowthCap RJ Lumba, Managing Partner It gives us great pleasure to announce GrowthCap’s list of Top 40 Under 40 Growth Investors. This is our fourth year publishing the list and 2017 presented some of the strongest, most impressive candidates to date. Among the awardees are partners … Continued
Donovan Jones, CEO of VentureDeal.com, spoke with Susie upon her recent promotion to Partner and discussed her career path, technology industry investments and her views on the IPO, private equity and corporate M&A markets.
Catalyst Investors has promoted Susan Bihler to partner. Bihler, who joined Catalyst in 2009 and was most recently a principal, is responsible for sourcing and executing investment opportunities in software, healthcare and business services sectors.