Steve Case mentions Catalyte on Recode Decode podcast

By Adam Curtis

Steve Case and his Revolution Rise of the Rest fund are strong supporters of Catalyte. From selecting us as one of their initial investments, to including Catalyte on 60 Minutes, they have advocated for our ability to find exceptional software developers from unexpected places.

This continued on Kara Swisher’s Recode Decode podcast. In a recent interview with Steve Case and Mark Cuban, serial investor and owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Swisher asked her guests to pick one technology they found the most interesting. Case mentioned Catalyte in his response:

I do think some of the use of AI … We talk about how it’ll eliminate jobs, we backed through Rise of the Rest a company in Baltimore called Catalyte using AI to identify people who have an aptitude for coding but never knew it. According to … Like a UPS truck driver. Suddenly, they go through this thing, they get put in this coding program, and they get a job that’s paying two or three times more. That’s a use of AI to actually give people more opportunity. There are things like that that will be byproducts of it.

You can listen to the full podcast below. Case’s mention of Catalyte happens around the 39-minute mark.