Catalyst Investors Promotes Kapil Desai to VP


Growth equity firm Catalyst Investors announced the promotion of Kapil Desai to Vice President from Senior Associate. Desai focuses on healthcare IT, food technology and software companies and most recently worked on Catalyst’s investments in BrightFarms, Clinicient, ChowNow and Conductor.

“Kapil has demonstrated sound investment judgment, creativity and initiative and his promotion is well-deserved,” said Brian Rich, Managing Partner of Catalyst. “He has been instrumental in a number of new transactions and is a key contributor at Catalyst. We look forward to Kapil’s continued success.”

Prior to joining Catalyst in 2014, Desai served as an investment banking analyst with the Global Technology Group at Credit Suisse in San Francisco, where he provided M&A, capital raising and advisory services. He graduated from Georgetown University, cum laude, with a B.S. in Business Administration.

About Catalyst Investors

Catalyst Investors is a growth equity firm founded in 2000. Catalyst’s mission is to earn superior returns by helping entrepreneurs build great companies. Catalyst employs a rigorous top-down research focus that seeks to identify investment opportunities in companies and industries that will exhibit strong revenue growth. The firm works in true partnership with talented management teams to build long-term value. Past and present Catalyst portfolio companies include SaaS-based businesses (Weave, Fusion Risk Management, Jobvite, MessageLabs, MINDBODY), Business Services (Datavail, Envoy, Reputation Institute), Food Tech (BrightFarms, ChowNow), Healthcare IT (Clinicient, PresenceLearning), AdTech/Marketing (Conductor, MediaMath, WeddingWire) and Internet Infrastructure (InSite Wireless Group, Latisys, Xplornet). For more information, visit

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