April 30, 2015

Catalytic Data Science Selects Charleston, SC For Company Expansion

Charleston Digital Corridor

Local Office To Become Software Development Center

The Charleston Digital Corridor is pleased to announce that Catalytic Data Science, a venture backed company headquartered in Connecticut, has selected Charleston, South Carolina for their software development center. The company, founded in 2012 by biotech industry veteran and molecular biologist, Scott Sacane, will be located at the Digital Corridor's Flagship2 technology business incubator in Downtown Charleston.

Catalytic Data Science builds software for the brightest minds in today's research communities. The Company's cloud-based platform is purpose built for researchers and designed to improve all aspects of their digital workflows. By building and integrating a number of diverse tools, Catalytic enables semantic search of scientific literature, text mining, annotation, bioinformatic analyses, data visualizations and collaborative sharing from a single secure workplace. The Company's mission is to increase the pace of discovery and improve the lives of scientists by developing powerful tools that accelerate the various components of research and development activity.

In making the decision to locate their software development office in Charleston, the company considered other cities including New York, Boston, San Francisco, Boulder and Austin. Catalytic Data Science Founder and Chief Executive, Scott Sacane, cited Charleston's rapidly growing tech community, ability to attract senior talent, competitive cost of living and outstanding quality of life as some of the primary reasons for the decision.

"We believe that great Companies are only built by great employees so choosing a location for our software development center that facilitates both recruitment of local engineering talent as well as relocation of world class developers is critical for Catalytic. The City of Charleston and The Digital Corridor stood out as a clear choice based on our multi-city analysis," says Scott Sacane Founder and CEO of Catalytic Data Science. "We couldn't be more pleased to be building our software development center in Charleston and know exciting days lie ahead."

"We are honored that cutting edge company Catalytic Data Science has selected Charleston for their software development center and contributing to our tech ecosystem," said Charleston Mayor, Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

About the Charleston Digital Corridor

The Digital Corridor is a creative initiative to attract, nurture and promote Charleston's knowledge economy through a combination of technology enabled initiatives and business incentives, private business support and member-driven programming. More: CharlestonDigitalCorridor.com


Ernest Andrade