We create technology to help athletes and teams perform to their true potential
Catapult exists to build and improve the performance of athletes and teams at all levels of sport. This is our story.
Originally formed from a partnership between the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) to maximise the performance of Australian athletes ahead of the Sydney Olympics, Catapult was officially founded in Melbourne in 2006.
The wearable technologies developed by Catapult in its early years were designed to address fundamental questions in sports performance. That purpose has remained at the heart of our work as we’ve grown from an Australian startup to a global leader in sports technology with solutions for every element of the performance ecosystem; from wearable tracking to athlete management and video analysis.
Catapult is committed to making performance technology available to athletes at all levels. As well as working with some of the biggest teams and organisations in world sport, we’ve created PLAYR – our athlete tracking device for the consumer market–to enable amateur soccer players to monitor their performance like the pros.
Through a combination of organic growth and strategic acquisition, Catapult continues to lead the way in sports science research and innovation. Today, the business is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX:CAT) and has over 340+ staff across 30 locations, working with more than 2970 teams in 39 sports.
Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for microtechnology started
Australia takes home 58 medals (16 gold) at Sydney Olympics
First patent filed for GPS tracking of athletes
First 5 hz GPS device developed for elite sport
Australia takes home 50 medals (17 gold) at Athens Olympics
First combination of GPS and accelerometers in team-based wearable device
Catapult officially formed
Development of algorithms for intensity efforts
First distributor established in the UK
Catapult used in multiple sports in Beijing olympics
First US client: New York Knicks tackle analytics
Repeat High Intensity Efforts (RHIE) released
Fourth-generation tracking engine with 10 hz GPS released
Sprint software released, replacing Logan Plus
First US office opened in San Francisco
First subscription agreement
Reached 10 employees
First UK employee
Inertial movement analysis (IMA) released
Optimeye S5 released with GNSS series
Reached 50 employees
Acquisition of GPSports
OpenField software released
Initial public offering on the ASX (CAT)
First Clearsky installation at Etihad Stadium
First league wide deal signed with the AFL
Reached 100 employees
Acquisition of XOS Digital
Acquisition of PlayerTek
Reached 200 employees
Acquisition of Sportsmed Elite and Baseline
Reached 300 employees
First consumer offering, PLAYR, launches globally
Launch Vector, Catapult’s 7th generation wearable device and worlds smallest GPS & LPS dual unit
Meet some of the talented and dedicated people behind Catapult.
Chief Executive Officer
As the former Chief Revenue Officer of Amazon subsidiary Audible, Mr. Lopes brings world-class technology and growth experience from one of the world’s most successful technology businesses.
Chief Technology Officer
I am excited to continue to foster a culture of excellence in technology and sports performance to help our customers succeed as Catapult grows and scales around the world.
Chief People Officer
World class products and service don’t happen by accident – they require world class people. I’m here to make Catapult a magnet for the best talent in the business.
Chief Commercial Officer
After almost 20 years in the sports technology industry it is working closely with our staff and loyal customers that keeps me as motivated as ever to be my best.
CEO OF CONSUMER
I’ve been at numerous tech and digital health companies, but Catapult has that extra passion and dedication for sports which makes it a fantastic place to work.
We are always looking for people who can bring enthusiasm and fresh perspectives to our team. If that’s you, then the chances are you’d thrive at Catapult and we’d love to hear from you.