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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.

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Welcoming LinkSquares to the Portfolio

We recently announced our investment in LinkSquares’ $40 million Series B fundraising round. We have been investing in and helping B2B SaaS companies scale for over 20 years. Based on this experience, the type of growth we anticipate for LinkSquares requires more than just adding more customers – it means laying a solid foundation of people and processes so the company can sustain and survive rapid, profitable expansion.

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LinkSquares Announces $40 Million in Series B Funding Led by Sorenson Capital

LinkSquares, provider of the fastest and most comprehensive AI-powered contract lifecycle management and analysis tool, raised $40 million in Series B financing led by Sorenson Capital with additional new investors Catalyst Investors, Xerox, Bottomline Technologies, DraftKings’ founders and key legal and compliance executives, as well as existing investors Hyperplane Venture Capital, MassMutual Ventures, First Ascent Ventures participated in the round.

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BrightFarms Accelerates Indoor Farming Innovation Tenfold With Formation Of R&D Hub

Catalyst portfolio company BrightFarms, the leading grower of indoor leafy greens, announced the formation of BrightLabs, a world-class innovation and research hub launching at its Ohio growing facility. Matt Lingard, PhD, a former Bayer plant scientist with over 15 years of experience working at the intersection of biotechnology and greenhouse science, will lead the BrightLabs team as Vice President of Agriculture and Science.

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Pax8 Acquires Resello to Expand International Reach

Catalyst portfolio company Pax8, the best place for IT professionals to buy cloud products, announced the acquisition of Resello, a cloud services distributor specializing in making as-a-service easy to understand, sell, and manage. The acquisition enables Pax8 to expand to more than 40 countries across Europe and empowers its fast-growing partner base to accelerate digital transformation worldwide.

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Fast Company | She’s led 3 private equity backed companies. Here’s what she says you need to know about working at one

CEO of Catalyst portfolio company RepTrak, Kylie Wright-Ford has an interesting specialty: leading companies backed by private equity investors. In all, she has been an executive at three PE-backed companies and served on the boards of three others. She spoke with Fast Company editor-in-chief Stephanie Mehta about the special skills needed to collaborate with private equity investors, and why, in her mind, running a PE-backed firm is “the best job in the world.”

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