About Catalyst

Forward Thinking.

\r\nCatalyst Investors is a growth equity venture capital firm investing in technology-enabled businesses. Founded in 1999 and currently investing out of our $377 million fourth fund, we employ a proactive, research-based approach to investing.\r\n


Research-Based Investing.

\r\nWe target sectors that are experiencing above-average growth relative to the broader market. We utilize our proactive research program and dedicated Catalyst Advisory Group of seasoned technology entrepreneurs to recognize important market trends early. We identify and invest in world-class companies and management teams to capitalize on those trends.\r\n


Your Catalyst for Growth.

\r\nWe are true growth equity investors – our returns are driven primarily by our companies’ growth, not by the use of excessive debt financing. We work in partnership with entrepreneurs to ensure that they have the full array of strategic, tactical, and financial tools to excel in fast-moving, competitive industries. We call this collaborative process the Catalyst Way.\r\n\r\n


Core Values

We are committed to our mission statement – to earn superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great growth companies. \r\nAt the heart of this mission are the core values that define who we are and what we do. \r\n


We are dedicated to constant improvement. We learn from our experiences, evolve with our industries and adapt to our environments.


We believe that success is rooted in teamwork — the best ideas come from collective, open dialogue.


We stick to our principles, take the high road and focus on the long term interests of our management teams, investors and employees.


We are driven by the love of what we do and the satisfaction created by successes that are earned, shared and celebrated.


We are catalysts in more than name — we are committed to making a positive difference.

Partner With Management


  • Source, evaluate, and recommend key hires
  • Align incentives among management and stakeholders
  • Recruit industry experts as independent board members
  • Ensure proper succession planning


  • Institutionalize strong board governance
  • Scale functional areas to facilitate growth
  • Expand sales and marketing and improve customer success
  • Identify margin expansion opportunities


  • Refine core strategy and value proposition
  • Fund continued service production development
  • Analyze competitive market dynamics
  • Develop M&A strategy and source strategic partnerships


  • Set budgets / forecasts and monitor KPIs
  • Assist on banking relationships and advise on capital structure
  • Benchmark against industry peers
  • Position for multiple exit opportunities