Our Funds

C. Entrepreneurs

Reinventing insurance in partnership with BNP Paribas Cardif.

About
The C. Entrepreneurs Fund

The C. Entrepreneurs Fund is for the next-generation of startups that are evolving the relationship between insurers and their customers. In addition to full access to Cathay’s global platform, the Fund grants startups the opportunity to directly collaborate with BNP Paribas Cardif with the potential to create a meaningful win-win partnership that fuels global socio-economic growth and the transition towards a more sustainable world while innovating at the frontier of industries.

Thesis
Investment Strategy

We invest globally in early-stage startups in the insurance, fintech and broader digital transformation space with the potential to positively impact the world.

Beyond capital, we provide startups with an opportunity to collaborate directly with BNP Paribas Cardif granting access to top-level executives and potential customers, distribution partners and mentors with unmatched industry and market expertise.

Our initial check sizes range from $250K to $2M. We can lead or follow and keep reserves for follow-on investments.

Managed and operated by the Cathay team, we work closely with the BNP Paribas Cardif Consultative Committee, consisting of the company’s CEO, COO and CIO, to ensure alignment on investments and corporate goals to foster open innovation.

About
BNP Paribas Cardif

BNP Paribas Cardif, the world leader in bancassurance partnerships and creditor insurance¹, plays an essential role in the lives of its policyholder clients, providing savings and protection solutions that let them realize their goals while protecting themselves from unforeseen events. As a committed insurer, this subsidiary of BNP Paribas works to have a positive impact on society and to make insurance more accessible thanks to a unique business model anchored in partnerships.

It co-creates solutions with almost 500 partner distributors in a variety of sectors, as well as financial advisors and brokers who market the products to their customers. With a presence in 33 countries and strong positions in three regions – Europe, Asia and Latin America – BNP Paribas Cardif is a global specialist in personal insurance and a major contributor to financing for the real economy with nearly 8,000 employees worldwide.

News & Insights
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