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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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 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
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.
Jun 01, 2018
The Corporate Venture Capital unit of Henkel – Henkel Ventures – further globalizes its activities by investing into the second investment fund of China Materialia LLC (China Materialia), Shanghai. The investment will enable the company’s Adhesive Technologies business unit to access the growing scene of advanced materials start-ups in China and adjacent Asian markets. “China […]
May 31, 2018
31st May 2018 – Cambridge UK – Cambridge Touch Technologies Limited (“CTT”, “The Company”) – a leading developer of AI-driven, 3D multi-touch sensing technologies for smart devices – is pleased to announce the completion of a $5.5m Series A1 round of investment. Existing investors – Parkwalk Advisors, Cambridge Enterprise and Amadeus Capital Partners – participated […]
Feb 03, 2018
China Materialia Fund II has completed investment in Global Power Technologies (GPT), a Beijing-based high-tech company in SiC power electronics. GPT is a pioneer of third-generation semiconductor technologies in China, and is the first to establish commercial production line of SiC IC. Since establishment five years ago, GPT has grown its sales steadily as more […]