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Auto Tech Market Overview



The automotive industry stands at an inflection point. Decades of progress across safety, connectivity and performance have led to a drastic change in the vehicles on the road and for sale today. In addition, several colossal technology-driven changes are on the near horizon, which will in turn lead to even more drastic changes for the industry.

As these transformations occur, the automotive industry is leaning on Automotive Technology (“Auto Tech”) businesses for help. Automotive businesses throughout the supply chain are improving themselves by injecting digitization, intelligence and automation into existing processes. Auto Tech companies enable auto businesses to do so by providing software, data & analytics and outsourcing solutions. New businesses are emerging, both to take market share from incumbents through technology-driven processes as well as leveraging emerging technology to create new markets (e.g. Uber & Lyft using ubiquitous wireless broadband connectivity and smartphone adoption to create the ride-hailing industry). Catalyst is looking to partner with exciting businesses at the heart of the automotive industry transformation.

Catalyst is also interested in technology businesses serving verticals adjacent to automotive including trucks & trailers, power sports, recreational vehicles and boats.

 

At Catalyst, we employ a proactive, research-based approach to investing, targeting sectors experiencing outstanding growth. If you are an owner, operator or investor in a growth stage Auto Tech company, we would like to hear from you. Please send inquiries and business plans to kirk@catalyst.com.

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