22 April

Wes Joins Lytro to Fuel the Revolution in Photography

Wes Joins Lytro to Fuel the Revolution in Photography

Today is full of announcements for Catalyst and Lytro, Inc., a company founded in 2006 by Ren Ng to manufacture plenoptic cameras for consumer use. First Lytro has announced its second-generation camera, the Illum, an under-$1600 prosumer camera resembling a traditional DSLR. The initial reviews have been great. Second, we can report that Wes Yun (our Chief […]

10 March

Sensilk Accepted to Highway 1

Sensilk Accepted to Highway 1

Our Principal Design Catalyst, Karen Kaushansky (who is also the Founder and Head of Product Design at the start up Sensilk), has had her project accepted at the product incubator Highway 1. We expect to be seeing a bit less of Karen over the next few weeks while she concentrates on creating seamless smart-clothing experiences, but we’re […]

19 February

Facebook’s Acquisition of Whatsapp is Their Gateway to the Mobile Frontier

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Facebook’s Acquisition of Whatsapp is Their Gateway to the Mobile Frontier

We know that folks on the ‘Mobile Frontier’ are not accessing the web as we know it. The availability of electricity, communication towers and the likelihood that the mobile devices are actually a shared resource, create an entirely different context of use. In applied research we’ve done in remote India, we found the primary mode […]

13 January

Google Acquires Nest – Scores on Big Data and a Physical Product Team

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Google Acquires Nest – Scores on Big Data and a Physical Product Team

We have been working with energy efficiency space for several years now and we have seen a lot of activity in behavior modification, energy efficiency services, and smart thermostats. We have also seen Google make several investments in breaking open the data of what happens beyond the meter, you homes like yours. Buying Nest for […]

1 January

New Year, New Name, Still Shipping

New Year, New Name, Still Shipping

After spending the past six-months bootstrapping our business, we are kicking off 2014 by launching our new name and brand: Catalyst Innovation Partners. We are the same people with the same mission: we want to identify the opportunities that create breakthrough experiences, and help you enable transformative solutions and business results. We started Catalyst because […]