Our Philosophy

Driving Change Through Technology

We were founded under the belief that we can make a difference for entrepreneurs on a mission to drive change through technology.

About
Who We Are

We’ve written a new venture capital playbook – a global platform that unifies tech investment across continents, investors, entrepreneurs and leading corporations to accelerate innovative startups even further and stronger onto the global stage. As a multistage fund with offices across San Francisco, New York, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing and Singapore, we invest in startups positively impacting the world through technology.

Thesis
Investing Globally

We invest in startups at the center of the digital revolution across North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

We work with visionary and mission driven teams to help them grow and lead markets.

We back startups at the inflection point of growth, with revenues between $5M to $20M, that will benefit from guidance on refining the company, maximizing performance and creating long lasting value.

Our initial check sizes range from $5M to $40M. We can lead or follow, and keep reserves for follow-on investments.

We leverage the larger social evolutions at play, taking into account a startup’s contribution towards sustainability, analyzing the global competitive landscape, and integrating the insights of our Fortune 500 ecosystem.

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Sustainability
Investing For Good

We built our strategy around the idea that the future of venture capital, startups, incumbent companies, and innovating for good — is converging.

A startup’s contribution to sustainability is a critical component to our investment philosophy, taking into account various issues such as economic growth, social interests and safeguarding the planet.

About our commitment
Principles
Our Values

ONE TEAM FOR ONE WORLD

As one global team from various backgrounds and cultures, we strongly believe that sharing diverse perspectives and knowledge significantly benefits everyone.

ADD VALUE BY BEING USEFUL

We believe our vision of a collaborative ecosystem, with global reach and local expertise, is best achieved by building trust between different stakeholders and constantly being useful to our partners in achieving their goals.

SAY WHAT YOU DO AND DO WHAT YOU SAY

We firmly believe in sincerity, transparency and being the kind of partner who always gives it straight and delivers on their commitments.

FOR PASSIONATE ENTREPRENEURS

We want to empower passionate entrepreneurs who can demonstrate that they have the determination and clarity in purpose to turn visions into reality.

FOR THE DETERMINED AND COURAGEOUS

Startup success requires a high personal price and we believe in standing by our entrepreneurs to help, both in good and challenging times.

CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THE BETTER

We are proud to work with those who share our vision and commitment to sustainability and are positively impacting the world through technology.

Foundation
How We Started

Cathay Innovation is a global venture capital partnership, created in affiliation with Cathay Capital. Our story began in 2015 when Cathay Capital Founder and serial entrepreneur Mingpo Cai met Denis Barrier, a French venture capitalist and innovator in his field. Together, they infused the Cathay Capital platform with venture capital.

Mingpo's Story
Denis' Story