Jean-François is a Vice-President at Cathay Innovation, based in Paris. He oversees sourcing of opportunities for the fund, investment execution and supporting the portfolio companies in their development.
Jean-François joined Cathay Capital Private Equity in 2014, initially working on small-cap and mid-cap opportunities with technology content. He transitioned in Summer 2015 to Cathay Innovation, the newly created venture activity of Cathay Capital. Prior to joining Cathay, Jean-François worked as an investment banker in New York and Paris.
Jean-François holds a MSc in management from EMLYON Business School (France) and had academic experiences in India and Taïwan.
Cathay Innovation is a global early growth venture capital fund, created in affiliation with Cathay Capital Private Equity. It 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.
Cathay Innovation partners with visionary entrepreneurs, committed to driving change through technology. Such transformation is accelerated by leveraging Cathay Capital Private Equity’s extensive network with corporates and solid experience in operational excellence. Cathay Innovation has one global team which manages a global fund invested in US, China and Europe, and has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai.