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Ming-Po Cai
Founder and President at Cathay Capital


Ming-Po CAI is the Founder and President of Cathay Capital, the leading global investment firm created by Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurs and an expert in creating value through cross-border investment across China, Europe and North America. Cathay Capital, founded by Ming-Po CAI with his business partner Edouard Moinet in 2006, is fully dedicated to helping its portfolio companies’ management teams to succeed beyond their original borders and to accelerate cross-border growth strategies. Cathay Capital’s team of 100 – including 20 partners – is based in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Tel Aviv as well as in Singapore, and leverages on Cathay’s unique business model and platform to connect local ecosystems on three continents.

Mr. CAI has more than 20 years of cross-border investment experience and deep expertise in developing China-entry strategies for multinational companies, and in globalization strategies for Chinese companies expanding internationally. Ming-Po Cai today sits on the Boards of several Cathay Capital’s portfolio companies. 

Under Ming-Po CAI’s leadership, Cathay Capital has grown to more than EUR 3.5 billion in assets under management and has invested in more than 150 companies across three continents, including tens of star companies such as Suofeiya, Zbom, Meinian Onehealth, Moncler, Poten, Aihuishou, Jingrui, and startups like PDD, Momenta, Drivy, Ledger, , UShopal, Trifacta, Glovo, Owkin and Chime Bank. Cathay Capital has a range of fourteen funds in three series: smallcaps, midcaps and innovation. Cathay Capital focuses on industries including consumer goods, healthcare, advanced technologies, TMT and mobility, etc.

Ming-Po CAI is member of the World Economic Forum. He is graduated from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai, and EMLYON Business School in France.

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