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Catalyst to exit WeddingWire investment

“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.”

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ChowNow integrates with Instagram

Catalyst-backed ChowNow, the leading online ordering platform for local restaurants, is now integrated into Instagram, allowing restaurants to accept takeout and delivery orders through the social network. Instagram’s “Start Order” button can be incorporated into restaurant profiles, allowing users to place orders directly through Instagram. An early crop of restaurants tested the feature with unanimously positive results. With its 11,500+ followers, HomeState, a Los Angeles-based Texas taco restaurant and longtime ChowNow partner, was eager to combine the reach of Instagram with the seamless ordering experience of ChowNow.

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Fusion Risk Management launches Fusion Connector for Send Word Now

Catalyst-backed Fusion’s new Fusion Connector for Send Word Now offers an out-of-the-box integration for initiating and tracking Send Word Now communications from within the Fusion Framework System™ while synchronizing critical data to provide a “single pane of glass” to manage incidents and crisis events. In addition, the connector maintains interoperability while customers configure and evolve each system as needs change over time.

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Built In Chicago: Envoy helps businesses employ a global workforce

When it comes to immigration, technology is often an afterthought. Catalyst portfolio company Envoy Global is attempting to change that. Built In Chicago featured the company in a recent Insider Spotlight column and spoke to the team about how Envoy has grown — and the opportunity they have to help a global population through tech.

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Forbes: The World’s Most Reputable CEOs 2018

Catalyst-backed Reputation Institute released its inaugural CEO RepTrak highlighting the most reputable CEOs worldwide. Google’s Sundar Pichai topped the list with Campbell’s Denise Morrison and Nintendo’s Tatsumi Kimishima receiving honorable mentions.

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