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.


CM portfolio company SKYSYS introduces third generation product and completes Pre- A round financing

Mar 19, 2019

According to 2018 International UAV Expo, the industrial drones market will reach $ 15 billion USD in 2022, nearly 12 fold growth from 2016. The continuous market demand for industrial drones is now challenging the whole ecosystem. How to enable drones to be more capable is now a critical mission. On the one hand, the […]

China Materialia Portfolio Company Xingtera Inc. Plans to Establish New Smart City Platform and Augment IoT Portfolio with Qualcomm Technologies-Enabled Solutions

Dec 20, 2018

China Materialia portfolio company Xingtera Inc. is extending its leadership in the Smart City IoT solution space with the anticipated creation of a Smart City platform enabled by technology from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. The platform, named “Xingtrium”, consists of all the essential verticals within the Smart City domain. That includes […]

China Materialia portfolio company Prismlab receives direct investment from BASF Venture Capital

Nov 13, 2018

China Materialia is proud to announce Prismlab, a leading provider of 3D printing processes and 3D printers, headquartered in Shanghai, has secured strategic investment from BASF Venture Capital GmbH alongside co-investor Sabic Ventures. The official signing ceremony was held in Shanghai on 3rd November 2018 with all parties in attendance. This is BASF Venture Capital […]

China Materialia’s 5th “Innovation China 2018 Conference” on New Materials emphasizes Chinese speed and Western mindset

Nov 08, 2018

China Materialia and Shanghai Strategic Emerging Industries Foundation jointly hosted the 5th Innovation China conference in Shanghai on November 1st. The high-profile annual gathering was attended by Shanghai government officials in charge of technology and innovation, leading multi-national companies (BAT, BASF, Henkel, Samsung, GE, Solvay, SABIC) with venture investment in China, representatives of many startups […]