Nicolas du Cray is the Investment Director of Cathay Innovation, and is focused on the Technology, Media & Telecom (TMT) sector. He is particularly interested in early and growth-stage companies in the mobile Internet, SaaS, big data, analytics and IoT industries. Recent investments by Nicolas have included: the mobile game publisher Yodo1 (www.yodo1.com), the #1 demand-side platform iPinYou (www.ipinyou.com), and one of the most installed third-party keyboards globally TouchPal (www.touchpal.com).
Cathay Innovation is a global venture capital fund, created in affiliation with Cathay Capital Private Equity. It was founded around the shared conviction in supporting digital entrepreneurs by providing them with a platform bridging North America, Europe and China. Cathay Innovation has offices in San Francisco, Paris, Beijing and Shanghai.
Prior to joining Cathay, Nicolas was a Venture Partner with Iris Capital Management. Iris Capital is a global venture capital investor specialized in the digital economy, active in the US, China, Japan and Europe. Founded in 1986 in Paris, their team has invested over 850 million euros in more than 200 innovative companies.