About us

Catalyst helps organisations to do more for less with the power of open source technology.

For over 25 years, we’ve been a trusted technology partner for government, enterprise, and non-profits. We specialise in systems that provide full data sovereignty and are free from licensing costs and vendor lock-in.

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Our history

Catalyst was founded in 1997 in Wellington, New Zealand and was born out of the belief that your software systems should adapt to your needs, not the other way around.

Today, our parent company, Catalyst IT, has five subsidiaries operating across the globe but we’re still committed to being a local technology partner you can trust.

Our business includes:

Catalyst.NET, Catalyst Australia, Catalyst EU, Catalyst Canada and Catalyst Cloud.

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Our clients include

  • Some of the largest government agencies
  • Leading-edge scientific organisations
  • Prestigious tertiary education facilities worldwide
  • Large professional development organisations
  • Māori organisations
  • Small-medium private organisations
  • Not-for-profits.

How we can help you

From strategic consulting to software development, web design, brand experience, accessibility services, eLearning expertise hosting solutions, and IT support – our team are here to help you achieve more. 

With award-winning open source expertise and cutting-edge technologies, we believe our strengths are a catalyst for your success.