Founder & President,
Cathay Capital

MingPo Cai

MingPo Cai

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Founder & President,
Cathay Capital

MingPo Cai

Mingpo Cai is the Founder and President of Cathay Capital, a pioneering global investment firm created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to provide a platform bridging 4 continents - Europe, Asia, North America and Africa - that helps them expand beyond borders while successfully operating in today's connected world.

Mingpo has over 25 years of cross-border investment experience with deep expertise in developing China-entry strategies for multinational companies along with globalization strategies for Chinese companies. He sits on the boards of several Cathay portfolio companies as well as Natixis Group International Advisory and Cathay AfricInvest Innovation – a joint investment company managing the first Pan-African Venture Fund to connect the whole continent and the world’s leading innovation ecosystems.

Under Mingpo’s leadership, Cathay Capital has grown to over $3.8 billion in assets under management across 14 funds and has completed over 140 buyouts, growth and venture capital investments with nearly 100 employees across Paris, New York, Shanghai, Munich, San Francisco, Beijing and Singapore. This includes established companies such as Suofeiya, Zbom, Meinian Onehealth, Moncler, Poten, Aihuishou, Jingrui, as well as breakout startups such as Pinduoduo, Momenta, Drivy (acquired by Getaround), Ledger, Shopal, Trifacta, Glovo, Owkin, Chime and KaiOS.

Mingpo is member of the World Economic Forum and holds degrees from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai along with EMLYON Business School in France.

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