Cathay Innovation is a new, global venture capital fund co-founded by VC legends Mingpo Cai and Denis Barrier. They started the fund with the shared conviction that by supporting digital entrepreneurs and by providing them with a platform bridging North America, Europe and China—they could make a serious impact.

One of the requirements was that this new identity share some commonality with its parent entity, Cathay Capital. The two were intended to appear part of the same family, while maintaining separate personalities. The final version incorporates the requisite “C” while adding the “i” (for Innovation) as a flourish.