PE  Catalyst Investors

     Office Locations:

711 Fifth Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-863-4848
Fax: 212-319-5771



  • Middle Market



  • Business Services
  • Communications & Networking
  • Education & Training
  • Media & Digital Media
  • Software & Internet
  • Sports & Entertainment



    Formed in 2000, Catalyst Investors is a private equity fund that provides equity capital to middle market companies with less than $150 million enterprise value in the media, communications, education, entertainment, business and consumer services, and related Internet services industries. The firm focuses on growth areas within the middle market, investing $10 to $60 million alongside management teams to fund expansion, acquisitions or recapitalizations. Catalyst makes long term investments with 3 to 7 year investment horizons. In certain cases Catalyst will form companies around talented managers in proven areas where the firm sees opportunity. Catalyst is based in New York and makes investments primarily in the U.S. and Canada.



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    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
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    Brian Rich Managing Partner & Co-Founder
    Chris Shipman Senior Advisor & Co-Founder
    Dave Gordon Vice President
    Gene Wolfson Partner
    Ryan McNally Partner & Co-Founder


    Recent Funding Events (trailing 12 months):










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    Portfolio companies include:

      Advantage Business Media
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      Alert Solutions
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      Aspire Media
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      BLI Messaging
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      Catalyst Repository Systems
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      Chancellor University
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      Denali Spectrum Manager
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      Envoy Global
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      F+W Media
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      InSite Wireless Group
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      Weave Communications
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      Wedding Wire
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