We Invest In World-Class Companies with Platform Technologies in

New Materials

New and improved materials underpin faster, cheaper, better or entirely new products in many key industries including semiconductor, electronics, medical devices, cleantech, energy storage, environment protection, automotive and so on. CM looks for materials innovations that enable game-changing products in large end-markets.

Energy Efficiency and Environment Protection

China has world’s largest market for energy efficiency and environment protection technologies and products. CM looks for innovations in building energy management, high efficiency motors, water treatment, environment remediation etc.

Advanced Manufacturing

China’s manufacturing industry is undergoing transformational upgrade. CM is interested in innovative companies in advanced manufacturing sector including robotics, 3D printing, laser processing, Industrial 4.0, advanced components, logistics-IT etc.

We Look For Companies With

World-class Technology

Disruptive technologies protected by strong IP portfolio Enabling new products or products that are significantly better and/or cheaper than what’s available today Technology and products are beyond proof-of-concept Designed for cost-effective manufacturing

Capital Efficiency

Company has low or reasonable CapEx requirements Company has leveraged government grants effectively Company has built partnerships with suppliers and subcontract manufacturers Company doesn’t have long account receivable cycle

Attractive Market

The addressable market is large and growing Company has clear value proposition that the market is ready to adopt There is a high entry barrier There is no significant regulatory hurdle to cross

Scalable Business Model

Company can scale quickly Company has pricing power and healthy profit margin Company’s business is not dependent on other parts of the value chain that need to be developed Company’s resources match its business model

Outstanding Entrepreneurial Team

Uncompromised ethics and integrity Well-rounded entrepreneurial team with both commercial and technical talents Team has solid product development skills and deep understanding of the market

China Relevance

China is a significant and fast-growing market for the technology or product Company has or plan to have significant China presence Company’s product or solution offering is ready and competitive in the Chinese market

Multi-Cultural Team

China Materialia was started by two co-founders who have over 30 years of combined work experience in the US, including R&D, venture capital, entrepreneurship and business development. Since founding, China Materialia has quickly localize and built a strong bicultural team and local network. Today, CM’s team of investment professionals have in-depth knowledge of China’s innovation landscape and markets. This local knowledge stems from team’s extensive advisory work for over 200 Chinese start-up companies, evaluating and tracking over 2000 high-tech start-ups in a wide-variety of industries. The knowledge is further enhanced by CM’s experience as a start-up company, solving many issues and overcoming many challenges as it grew. CM team’s in-depth understanding of local market helps it to capture and secure opportunities more quickly, to execute transactions more efficiently, to help its portfolio companies more practically and to mitigate its investment risk more effectively.  At the same time, China Materialia has a truly global mindset and network. It has worked with many MNC companies on open innovation, has collaborations with foreign governments’ Chinese offices and assesses investment opportunities from around the world. China Materialia brings its global perspectives, MNC networks and international-standard corporate governance to its portfolio companies.

News

Zipline Skin Closure Device Shows Improved Scarring, Closure Time and Less Pain

Aug 29, 2016

ZipLine® Medical, Inc. an innovator in skin closure, today announced publication of positive results from the first prospective, randomized, controlled study of its Zip® Surgical Skin Closure in pediatric surgery. In the study, the Zip demonstrated significant improvements in scar appearance, efficiency and patient pain compared to suturing. Results were published online in the Annals […]

CM Portfolio Company Xingtera Successfully Completes Field Trials of Industry’s First G.hn Communication Solution for EVCS

Jun 07, 2016

Xingtera and Star Charge today jointly announced that they have completed their trial runs of the first ever high-speed powerline communication (PLC) based EVCS networking solution. The success of “EVConnect 2.0” field trials marks an important milestone for the powerline communication technology as well as the EVCS market. The combination of the wide-spread, real-world application […]

CM Portfolio Zipline Medical raised $19 Million in financing

Feb 18, 2016

CM Portfolio Company ZipLine Medical, Inc. announced it has completed a $19 million round of financing. Proceeds from the financing will be used to accelerate worldwide commercialization activities for its Zip® Surgical Skin Closure products. The financing was led by new investor, MVM Life Science Partners LLP(“MVM”), a venture capital firm based in London and […]

Thingple signs contract with Baosteel Gas

Oct 07, 2015

Thingple has entered into a contract with Baosteel Gas to deploy an industrial gas cylinder management system based on UHF-RFID. Baosteel Gas is one of the fastest-growing industrial gas companies in China. To ensure safety and track-ability of its gas cylinders, and to improve asset utilization rate and operation efficiency, Baosteel Gas looked worldwide for […]