PresenceLearning and Highlights Partner to Support Children with Special Needs

PresenceLearning and Highlights Partner to Support Children with Special Needs

Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, the leading provider of online therapy solutions for schools and clinicians, unveiled a new strategic partnership with Highlights, the children’s media brand known for their beloved Highlights magazine. The collaboration marks Highlights’ first entry into online therapy in support of children with special needs.

PresenceLearning Partners with Hasbro to Bring Beloved Characters and Classic Games to the PresenceLearning Therapy Platform

Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, the leading provider of online therapy solutions for schools and clinicians, partnered with Hasbro to bring some of the most-beloved characters and classic games to the PresenceLearning therapy platform. Speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals will now be able to use PresenceLearning’s exclusive digital adaptations of Potato Head, Candy Land, and Clue Jr. with students during online therapy sessions conducted on the company’s award-winning therapy platform. PresenceLearning has modified the traditional games to facilitate cooperative play, problem-solving skills, and visual perception skills.

PresenceLearning Acquires Global Teletherapy and Propels Next Phase of Growth with Majority Investment from Spectrum Equity and TPG’s Rise Fund

Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning acquired Global Teletherapy, the leading teletherapy service provider to virtual K-12 schools, and signed a definitive agreement for Spectrum Equity, a leading growth equity firm, and The Rise Fund, TPG’s multi-sector global impact investing strategy, to acquire a majority stake in the company. Bain Capital Double Impact and Catalyst Investors will retain minority stakes and Bain will continue to have representation on the company’s Board of Directors.

PresenceLearning Becomes New Corporate Partner of ASHA

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) announced that Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, a provider of live online special education–related services for grades preK–12, has become an ASHA Corporate Partner. ASHA’s partnership with PresenceLearning will help speech-language pathologists (SLPs) access teletherapy at a time when online education tools have proven to be critical to connecting to students and clients.

Jennifer Berry Joins PresenceLearning as its New Chief Operating Officer

Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, hired education industry veteran Jennifer Berry as its new Chief Operating Officer. In this role, Berry will oversee all of the company’s operations including its clinical management and support teams. 

The Lancer Group Announces The First Annual “Top 25 Women In PE-Backed Software Companies”

The Lancer Group, an executive search firm for private equity-backed software companies, named Kate Eberle Walker, CEO of Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, to its inaugural “Top 25 Women in PE-Backed Software Companies” list. The list highlights the accomplishments of successful executives leading high–performing and fast–growing organizations. Honorees were nominated by The Lancer Group’s network of private equity partners, board members, and executives as some of the most talented leaders driving value creation in private equity-backed software companies. 

PresenceLearning Partners with the Council of Administrators of Special Education

Catalyst-backed PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, partnered with the Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE). PresenceLearning will support the professional development of CASE members by providing access to its clinical experts and influential partners, as well as offering exclusive webinars, presentations, and other programming.

eSchool News | New Mental Health Service to Address Student Anxiety and Stress

Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online behavioral and mental health services for K-12 schools, partnered with iOpening Enterprises to develop Finding Your Power in Uncertain Times, a 6-week trauma-informed group therapy program designed to help students who are struggling with life’s current stressors including social, emotional, and economic impacts from COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.

PresenceLearning Secures $27 Million Series D Growth Investment Led By Bain Capital Double Impact

PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online special education related services for K-12 schools, received a $27 million Series D investment led by Bain Capital Double Impact. Existing investors Catalyst Investors, New Markets Venture Partners and Catamount Ventures also participated in the round. The latest funding positions the company to accelerate its expansion of online therapy and assessment services to meet growing school needs.