Behind the Term Sheet: Ledger is France’s Newest Billion Dollar Company Securing Digital Assets in Tomorrow’s Tokenized World

Today marks an exciting milestone for many in the burgeoning French tech landscape as Ledger — the leading secure gateway for digital assets, joins the highly coveted billion-dollar company club bringing the country’s unicorn count to 20 and joining the ranks of Alan, Doctolib and Meero among others. With its $380M Series C led by 10T and backed by existing […]

Ledger completes a $380 million Series C fundraising valuing the company at more than $1.5 billion, to strengthen its position as the leading secure gateway to digital assets

10T Holdings leads an oversubscribed Series C round, alongside additional investments from most Series B investors including Cathay Innovation, Draper Associates, Draper Dragon, Draper Esprit, DCG and Wicklow Capital. Ledger is the market-leading secure gateway for investors looking to access the world of digital assets securely. Ledger’s products include the world’s most popular hardware wallet for […]

Europe’s leading B2B InsurTech Qover raises $25M to accelerate momentum globally

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InsurTech Qover, which builds the API-first global insurance solution for the new economy, has raised $25M with Prime Ventures as lead investor, backed by Cathay Innovation. Existing investors Anthemis and Alven have also participated in the funding round. This new investment brings the company’s total investment to $43M. The Series B financing follows a year […]

Cathay Innovation raises $550M for its second global VC fund

With the global economy still sorting itself out in the face of the pandemic, we’re hearing about fewer new venture capital funds these days. However, today is an exception, as Cathay Innovation has raised a $550 million second fund, which is about double the size of its first fund and, according to its leader Denis Barrier, is larger […]

Influencer Marketing Platform Lefty Joins Cathay Capital Backed The Independents Group

Lefty Joins Cathay Capital Backed The Independents Group

The Independents Group is pleased to announce its strategic partnership with Lefty, a Paris-based premium influencer marketing platform. Supported by global investment firm Cathay Capital, the alliance will see Lefty’s three founders become partners and shareholders of the group while continuing to lead the growth of the site. Lefty operates a proprietary SaaS (software as […]

Cathay Innovation’s Man In Paris

Cathay Innovation, based in Paris, has a global portfolio. But its leader, Denis Barrier, is a French researcher who sees growing opportunities in France and Europe. Denis Barrier is co-founder and CEO of Cathay Innovation, the Paris-based investment fund that part of Cathay Capital. While Barrier and Cathay have a global portfolio, having their global headquarters here […]

Which neobanks will rise or fall?

by Denis Barrier, Alex Lazarow The neobank, or digital bank, phenomenon continues to take the world by storm, with global winners, from Brazil’s Nubank valued at $10 billion and Berlin’s N26 valued at $3.5 billion, to Chime, now valued at $14.5 billion as the most valuable consumer fintech in the United States. Neobanks have led the charge of the $3.6 billion in venture capital […]

French Startups to EU’s Scaleups Part II: The global playbook for the next generation of Entrepreneurs preparing for the long road

Part II: Customers, Products, Marketing & Sales By Pascal Laik and Denis Barrier About the Authors: Pascal Laik is a seasoned technology executive with a 26-year track record of building high-performace teams and explosive international growth for rising scaleups to tech titans such as Oracle. Denis Barrier is the co-founder & CEO of global venture capital firm Cathay Innovation […]

French Startups to EU’s Scaleups: The global playbook for the next generation of Entrepreneurs preparing for the long road

Part I: Vision, Culture & Leadership by Pascal Laik and Denis Barrier About the Authors: Pascal Laik is a seasoned technology executive with a 26-year track record of building high-performace teams and explosive international growth for rising scaleups to tech titans such as Oracle. Denis Barrier is the co-founder & CEO of global venture capital Cathay Innovation and was […]