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.

Contact Information

To submit a business plan, please email to bp@chinamaterialia.com
For all other inquiries, please email to info@chinamaterialia.com

Find us at: China Materialia LLC 243 University Road, Suite 1104 Yangpu District, Shanghai 200433 Phone: 021-35322612 


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China Materialia launches Not-for-Profit Shanghai Strategic Emerging Industries Foundation (SSEIF) and hosts Innovation China 2015 conference

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Witnessed by Shanghai Shanghai Bureau of Civil Administration officials at a foundation establishment ceremony, China Materialia formally launched the Not-for-Profit Shanghai Strategic Emerging Industries Foundation. The SEIF Foundation is a not-for-profit organization committed to become thought-leader for strategic emerging industries in China, a bridge for China and the World, and a platform for innovation and […]