At Catalyst Investors our mission is to "generate superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great growth companies". It’s a mission we take very seriously.

A key component to our success in achieving this mission is our network of Operating Partners. Our Operating Partners are an interactive network of talented individuals that like to collaborate with us and our portfolio companies. Most of our Operating Partners are current or retired senior executives out of our industries (technology-enabled services). Existing Operating Partners’ experience includes Senior-Level positions at organizations such as AOL, Cogent, Comcast, FCC, News Corp, SAP, and Symantec, as well as many other founders and executives of entrepreneurial companies from our sectors.

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Oak Brook, IL Data Center Campus Set To Open Incremental 24,400 Square Feet of Ultra Secure, High Density Raised Floor and 3.6 Megawatts of Critical Power


Press Release - - Responding to increasing enterprise demand for it’s mission critical data center solutions, Latisys, a leading international provider of hybrid cloud hosting and data center solutions, today announced it has commissioned 24,400 square feet of new high-density raised floor at its Oak Brook, Illinois data center campus 18 miles west of downtown Chicago.

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Press Release - For the second year in a row, MediaMath, the creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating System™ for digital marketers, has made Crain’s New York Business 2014 Fast 50 list, indicating a year of tremendous success for the company, including product innovations, further global expansion, strategic partnerships, and exponential employee growth. Read more...    
Building upon a proven track record as the world’s foremost research and advisory organization focused solely on corporate reputation, the Reputation Institute (RI) announced a second round of investment by growth equity firm Catalyst Investors.  With the additional capital, the company has entered an exciting period of expansion and growth to bring new services and value to organizations around the globe. Read more...    

Link to full release on Videology's website

Press Release - Videology, one of the world’s largest video advertising technology platforms, today announced the launch of a dedicated TV Practice, as the company continues its focus on bringing cross-screen advertising solutions to its clients, including agencies, advertisers and media companies.  While currently more than 50% of Videology’s revenue comes from television budgets, the company estimates that the TV Practice could represent as much as a $250 million opportunity in 2015.

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Press Release Jobvite, the comprehensive recruiting solution for the world’s fastest growing companies, today announced that it closed $25 million in Series D funding led by growth equity firm Catalyst Investors. Catalyst joins existing investors CMEA, ATA Ventures and Trident Capital. The investment serves as a strong endorsement of Jobvite’s vision to create a new standard in recruiting for the modern business.

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Click to read Emil Sayegh's post on Wired.com.

We have rapidly evolved into an on-demand society. People simply do not tolerate delays for goods and services. Just as consumers may opt to go through a drive-through instead of inside a restaurant, consumer behavior is forcing online businesses to rethink IT and how it’s delivered. Timelines are driving IT decision-makers to think “on-demand” and rapid provisioning of IT resources, rather than the stop-and-go of infrastructures built in-house.

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During the course of the Italian Prime Minister’s meeting Sept. 22 with Silicon Valley’s Italian community, Cosimo Palmisano, VP of Decisyon, will describe how “Made in Italy” software can become an example of excellence abroad and how an Italian startup became an international company with the help of American private equity

 

PRNewswire - - One of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s main objectives during his visit to Silicon Valley is to outline a path linking Italian startups to private equity, with a view to launching trailblazing companies. Decisyon, Inc. will be on hand to bring its contribution to this path.

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Click to read press release on MINDBODY's website.

MINDBODY a leading, global provider of web and mobile business management solutions for the combined health, wellness and beauty industries, has released a new marketing platform, MINDBODY Reach™, which provides the company’s software subscribers with fully automated retention tracking, reporting and marketing tools.

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Click to read in MediaPost's RealTime Daily.

Programmatic video ad platform Videology on Tuesday announced that it anticipates its 2014 revenues to approach $300 million, up from $135.5 million in 2012. The company says less than 20% of its business comes from “traditional networks,” with that number “approaching zero very soon.”

That leaves 80% of the company’s $300 million business coming from agencies, trading desks and other media companies.

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Which countries have the best reputations? What does that even mean? The Reputation Institute, a global private consulting firm based in New York and Copenhagen, has just released its fifth annual “Country RepTrak” of what it calls “The World’s Most Reputable Countries,” a tool the firm uses to help it advise countries on how to bolster their reputations around the globe. It also advises companies who want to know how their country of origin influences their reputations elsewhere. Read more...    

Click to read in Business Insider.

We recently spoke with some of the big players in ad tech and asked them to share their thoughts on the hottest companies in the industry right now.

MediaMath, a demand side platform, or DSP, was one name that kept coming up. The company provides advertisers and marketers with tools to buy ads online through a single interface.

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Press Release - Alert Solutions , a leading provider of cloud-based multi-channel messaging and communication solutions, is excited to announce it has been named to Inc. Magazine’s 500|5000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in America.

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Brian's Rich's interview in GrowthCap.

Brian Rich, Managing Partner of Catalyst Investors, speaks with GrowthCap CEO, RJ Lumba. Brian oversees the investment policy and management of each fund portfolio.

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Airmic has announced it will be joining forces with the Reputation Institute to tackle the complex subject of reputational risk. The collaboration follows from a lively and thought-provoking round table hosted by Airmic about the difficulties associated with the peril. Read more...    

Baltimore Business Journal - Videology is calling New York City its headquarters, but isn’t giving up Baltimore as home.

The company named its New York office its headquarters as it looks to grow business overseas. About 50 of Videology’s 350 employees work in New York.

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Click to read on ProgrammableWed.com.

MediaMath, a technology-based marketing and demand-side platform (DSP) provider, has opened access to Facebook Exchange (FBX) inventory through its T1 Platform API. MediaMath remains one of the few DSPs to have direct integration with FBX. Its direct integration provides simple access to Facebook's Right Hand Side and Page Post Ad inventory. The new T1 FBX API will allow clients to build custom tools and scale their FBX workflow.

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Inc. Magazine has released its annual 500/5000 revenue survey, and AdExchanger has posted a roundup of the ad tech companies that made the list.

Included are Accordant Media, an independent trading desk that had over $27 million in revenue in 2013, and ad safety firm Integral Ad Science, which had $23.4 million in revenue last year.

MediaMath was also on the list. Its revenue in 2013 was $310.8 million, up 490% over the past three years.

   
Healthcare information technology leader recruits top executive talent and completes renovation of 27,000 square foot historic building in downtown Portland.

 

Press Release - Clinicient Inc., a leader in outpatient rehabilitation business solutions, today announced its expansion to meet the surging revenue cycle management needs of therapy practices across the country. Only months after receiving $15 million in Series C funding from growth equity firm Catalyst Investors, Clinicient recruited top executive talent and celebrated the opening of its state of the art headquarters in downtown Portland. This expansion further extends Clinicient’s revenue cycle management expertise to therapy practices struggling to increase revenue, decrease operational costs and minimize time to collect in a reformed healthcare environment.

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SYDNEY and NEW YORK, PRNewswireMediaMath, the creator of the TerminalOne Marketing Operating System™ for digital marketers, today announced the opening of a new office in Sydney, Australia. In addition, a number of the staff from Kinected – one ofAustralia’s leading advertising technology companies – will join the MediaMath team in Australiato enhance their presence in the country, and broaden product offerings to clients and partners.

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