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Mingpo CAI

  • Founder and President
  • Cathay Capital


Ming-Po CAI is the Founder and President of Cathay Capital, the leading global investment firm created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs providing a platform bridging 4 continents - Europe, Asia, North America and Africa - to help them to succeed beyond their original borders, accelerating cross-border growth and value creation strategies.

Cathay Capital’s team of nearly 100 – including 20 partners – is based in Shanghai, Beijing, Paris, Munich, New York, San Francisco, Singapore as well as in Tel Aviv, and leverages on Cathay’s unique business model and platform to connect local ecosystems on four continents.

Mr. CAI has more than 25 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. {Mr Cai also sits on the board of Cathay AfricInvest Innovation Ltd, a joint investment company managing the first Pan-African Venture Fund to connect the whole continent and the world's leading innovation ecosystems}.

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 142 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-Getaround, Ledger, Shopal, Trifacta, Glovo, Owkin, Chime Bank and KaiOS. 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.