AUSTIN, TX – November 11, 2020 – Greenridge Growth Partners, an Austin, Texas-based private equity firm, today announced a minority investment in eCatholic, a leading provider of SaaS-based website, donation, and live streaming video solutions for faith-based institutions in the United States and internationally. With this investment, Greenridge’s Ben Moss has joined the eCatholic Board.
eCatholic’s SaaS solution helps over 5,000 churches, schools, and non-profits more effectively engage their members by improving their online presence and streamlining their communications and giving processes. eCatholic’s integrated products are uniquely suited to serve a wide variety of customers from small parishes to large dioceses.
“At eCatholic, our mission is to deliver beautiful, easy-to-use technology to our customers so they can focus on their mission. This investment and partnership with Greenridge will allow us to accelerate the further development of our product suite, while continuing to deliver best-in-class technology solutions and phenomenal customer support,” said eCatholic Founder and CEO, Josh Simmons. “We did not set out to find an investment partner, but after building a relationship with the Greenridge team over the course of a year, we recognized the benefits that an investment partner with shared values and relevant software experience could bring to our company and ultimately our customers.”
“As a leading technology provider to the Catholic market with a growing suite of products, eCatholic is well positioned to continue its impressive growth,” said Ben Moss, Partner at Greenridge Growth Partners. “This year, at a time when churches needed to lean on technology more than ever, eCatholic stepped up and served their customers in every way possible. We are excited to partner with Josh and the rest of the eCatholic team to help them fulfill their vision.”
Jack Cardwell, Partner at Greenridge Growth Partners, added, “when meeting the eCatholic team, we were not only impressed by their abilities and the product they have built, but also by their tireless efforts to serve their customers. This is a team that cares deeply about what they do and how they do it, and we are honored they have elected to partner with Greenridge.”
Founded in 2005 by Josh Simmons while he was serving as a Catholic youth minister, eCatholic’s software solutions help over 5,000 churches, schools, and non-profits engage their members and streamline key processes. eCatholic’s website, livestreaming, and online payments products provide an integrated solution that allows its customers to focus on their mission, not technology. For more information, visit www.ecatholic.com.
ABOUT GREENRIDGE GROWTH PARTNERS
Greenridge Growth Partners is a growth-oriented private equity firm based in Austin, TX. Greenridge seeks to invest alongside outstanding entrepreneurs and business owners looking for the right partner to help them build market-leading businesses. The firm pursues a sector-focused approach within the lower middle market, with an emphasis on enterprise software and technology-enabled service businesses. For more information on Greenridge, visit www.greenridgegrowth.com.