Catalyst portfolio company Weave is featured on The Cloud 100. Make no mistake: Covid-19 hasn’t slowed this group down. With a record combined value of about $270 billion and at least 87 companies valued at $1 billion or more—up from 65 a year ago—the Cloud 100 list is bigger and stronger than ever before.
Catalyst-backed BrightFarms, a leading supplier of locally grown salads for supermarkets, opened a new expansion to its Rochelle, IL greenhouse. The increase in production will support BrightFarms continued growth in the market, including a 34 percent jump in year over year sales with Mariano’s.
Catalyst portfolio company PresenceLearning, the leading provider of live online behavioral and mental health services for K-12 schools, partnered with iOpening Enterprises to develop Finding Your Power in Uncertain Times, a 6-week trauma-informed group therapy program designed to help students who are struggling with life’s current stressors including social, emotional, and economic impacts from COVID-19 and civil unrest in their communities.
The Software Report recognized Wendy Rogers, founder and CEO of Catalyst portfolio company eSUB, as a top SaaS CEO. Wendy has been a passionate champion of the skilled trades. She developed eSUB, a field-first, cloud platform for the trades to enable labor tracking, productivity, and collaboration at a time when the term “cloud” didn’t exist. Wendy joins the ranks of billion dollar software companies like Paychex, Cvent, and Gainsight – an honorable recognition!
Jared Adams, SVP of product engineering of Catalyst-backed Jobvite, was featured by IBJ as CTO of the year.
Catalyst partner Susan Bihler was selected for demonstrating deep expertise in private company investing, portfolio management, firm operations as well as business expansion strategy and execution.
CEO of Catalyst-backed PresenceLearning, Kate Eberle Walker, discusses her company’s recent $27 million Series D. The pandemic accelerated the completion of the funding round, which helps the company’s expansion of online therapy and assessment services to meet growing school needs.
Catalyst portfolio company Weave was highlighted in Forbes’ ‘2020 Next Billion-Dollar Startups’ list.
“During this unprecedented pandemic, ChowNow has mobilized all its resources to help local restaurants survive and ultimately thrive, launching new products and services in record time,” said Chris Webb, CEO of Catalyst-backed ChowNow. “This Instagram feature is yet another valuable tool we’re offering our restaurant partners — at no cost to the restaurants — to help them drive more revenue and boost order volume without suffering the outrageous commissions and fees imposed by other delivery apps.”
The idea of continuing to serve students with disabilities paralyzed many school leaders in recent weeks, and even led some to cancel school for everyone rather than tackle the challenge of providing special education online. But Kristin Martinez, the clinical director at Catalyst-backed PresenceLearning, which provides online special education services, said school leaders should take heart.