Catalyst Software

Catalyst is an open source web application framework written in Perl, that closely follows the model–view–controller (MVC) architecture, and supports a number of experimental web patterns.

Catalyst at its core is built for the customer success manager. All of our workflow features strip out the tedious aspects of day-to-day customer management such as updating Salesforce fields and logging calls & meetings.

Catalyst Software was founded in 2017 Edward Chiu and Kevin Chiu. The company is headquartered in New York, New York.


Catalyst integrates with all the tools you’re already using to provide one centralized view of customer data. A platform for CSMs that’s intuitive, well designed and comprehensive. It gives you the means to mobilize your customers, measure their satisfaction and grow your business before you’ve even had your first cup of coffee.


Catalyst can run using any database supported by Perl's DBI (this means almost anything, even a CSV file), but a proper RDBMS or ODBMS is recommended. Websites powered by Catalyst include, iPlayer backend, DuckDuckGo's Community Platform, and The MojoMojo wiki engine is written using Catalyst.


Catalyst is backed by Accel, Spark Capital, True Ventures, Ludlow Ventures, Work-Bench and others. The company raised $25M in a Series B round on Apr 28, 2020. Tis brings Catalyst Software's total funding to $45.4M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $45.4M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series B)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: New York
  • State: New York
  • Country: United States
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