Recode: Apple at war with ChowNow

Recode: Apple at war with ChowNow

ChowNow believes Apple’s new policy affects a much broader universe of companies, not just restaurants but also small nonprofits and other businesses, and has tapped a band of lobbyists to take its message to Capitol Hill.

Catalyst Investors Leads $20 Million Series B Investment in ChowNow

Catalyst led a $20 million Series B round of funding for ChowNow, a SaaS ordering platform providing restaurants with online ordering tools and branded mobile apps. Existing investors including Steadfast Venture Capital also participated in the round. Catalyst partner Tyler Newton has joined ChowNow’s Board of Directors.

PresenceLearning Surpasses One Million Live, Online Therapy Sessions

Catalyst-backed PresenceLearning reached a major milestone and has provided more than one million live, online therapy sessions. Serving thousands of students with special needs every day, PresenceLearning has vastly increased the number of sessions it delivers year after year since its founding in 2009 while continually expanding service offerings to schools and health care organizations.

Catalyst-backed WeddingWire acquires NewlyWish

WeddingWire, Inc., the leading global online marketplace for the wedding and events industry, announced today the acquisition of a transactional commerce platform currently operating under the brand name “NewlyWish.” This robust technology currently powers non-traditional wedding registries. The addition strengthens WeddingWire’s dedication to streamlining the wedding planning process for all couples.

WeddingWire Earns Top Honors in 2013 Inc. Hire Power Awards & Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™

WeddingWire was ranked second among Maryland job creators in the second annual Inc. Hire Power Awards and 79th on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™. The Inc. Hire Power Awardsrecognize and celebrate private companies on the forefront of American job creation, while Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ lists the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America.

Inc 5000 Recognizes MINDBODY for the 6th Consecutive Year

MINDBODY, the leading provider of business management software to the wellness industry, has been listed by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. for the 6th consecutive year, ranking 1,360 among 5,000 companies.

Nation’s Leading Wedding Site Announces WeddingWire Rated™

WeddingWire, the nation’s leading site for wedding reviews, is thrilled to unveil an updated WeddingWire Rated™ program for the wedding industry. The annual ratings program rewards wedding professionals for their commitment to exceptional service and has quickly become the most recognized and trusted brand among engaged couples. WeddingWire now provides instant access to badges that celebrate wedding professionals’ growing number of reviews. The ratings program is based on over a million recent newlywed reviews of over 200,000 wedding professionals in the US and Canada, across more than 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

MINDBODY Acquires Jill’s List, Launching Nationwide Wellness Network

MINDBODY, the largest provider of online business management software in the health and wellness industry, acquired Jill’s List, the leading online platform for Integrative Healthcare practitioners. The acquisition marks the launch of MINDBODY’s new wellness network which connects consumers, employees and doctors with integrative healthcare practitioners, riding the rising tide of consumer-driven healthcare and facilitating the adoption of a more holistic and preventive approach to wellness.

Alert Solutions Launches Anti‐Bullying Management Platform

Alert Solutions, an expert in cloud‐based multi‐channel messaging communication and Pearson PowerSchool partner, is excited to announce the launch of Speak Up!, an anti‐bullying monitoring and management platform for K‐12 schools.