Cathay Capital Backed Sugar-free Beverage Leader ‘Genki Forest’ Completes a New Round of Financing Valuing the Company at $6 Billion

Cathay Capital’s portfolio company, the rising Chinese beverage brand Genki Forest recently announced the success of its latest funding round, valuing the company at $6 billion. This represents a nearly threefold increase in less than a year, given the company’s $2 billion valuation in the previous round in which Cathay participated, and comes less than […]

Cathay 2 Cents: Why Even Small Companies Should Go Global

Global business is not just for large multinationals—there are many advantages for smaller companies. At Cathay Capital, we have worked with a number of North American companies to expand their businesses to China and Europe, both through organic initiatives and international acquisition strategies. From consumer companies aspiring to build global brands, healthcare companies seeking to […]

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 […]

How to deploy RPA responsibly in the COVID-19 era

By : Simon Wu and Jason Chen The automation market, particularly the subsection of robotic process automation (RPA) designed to reduce the burden of repetitive and simple tasks, has recently been picking up considerable speed. Companies, such as UiPath and Automation Anywhere are drawing mass amounts of venture capital funding and have grabbed the attention of tech giants looking […]

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 […]