Software companies have been moving into the payments space over the last few years in a major way. A number of vertical software companies have embedded payments functionality into their solutions – creating a better experience for end-users, businesses and their customers – and are capturing economics in the process. Other software companies have built payments solutions addressing vertical specific pain points. In doing so, they have been able to take market share from generic horizontal providers and open greenfield opportunities.
Catalyst has a long-standing history investing in businesses at the intersection of SaaS and financial services & technology, with most recent examples including MINDBODY (payments & business management SaaS for health & wellness businesses), Clinicient (revenue cycle management collections, EMR, and practice management SaaS for physical & occupational therapists), and Fusion Risk Management (business continuity SaaS sold to financial institutions and other F1000 enterprises).