April 2019 Investor of the month: Cathay Innovation

Denis BARRIER is Co-founder and CEO of Cathay Innovation, a global venture capital fund, aiming to invest in visionary digital entrepreneurs to help them accelerate and become global leaders.

Created in affiliation with Cathay Capital Private Equity in 2015, Cathay Innovation was founded around the shared conviction that supporting digital entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform bridging 3 continents – North America, Europe and China – constitutes a particularly powerful value-creation strategy.

As a multi-stage fund, Cathay Innovation has delivered important investments in the following key sectors: AI, Internet of Things, e-commerce, big data, block chain, mobility and software. Its impressive international portfolio includes Pinduoduo, Glovo, Chime, Ledger, OnTruck, Momenta and another 22 promising companies.

Denis is an active and experienced player in technology-focused venture capital investment, with deep knowledge in both early and growth investing, as well as corporate venture. He is considered as an innovator in his field, as he pioneered efficient new ways to favor fruitful collaboration between large corporates and leading startups. Click here to see the complete biography of Denis BARRIER.

Cathay Innovation has offices located in San Francisco, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai, and is supported by 19 team members, including 3 Managing Partners and 3 Partners.


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