CM Venture Capital advises and invests in companies creating transformational industrial technologies, the “hard tech” innovations that, we believe, are the key to making economies more efficient, companies more sustainable and the world a healthier place to live.
The startups we support specialize in developing advanced materials and manufacturing; industrial digitization; AI and IoT solutions; clean energy; and technologies and products to accelerate carbon neutrality. Our portfolio of companies in the hard-technology space spans the world, from Asia to North America to Europe.
The cofounders of CM Venture Capital have more than 30 years combined experience in research and development, venture capital, entrepreneurship and business development. With our deep knowledge of international business culture, communities of talent and government policies across continents, we have become a valued partner for corporate investors seeking the best opportunities worldwide.
In addition, as active investors, we provide hands-on expertise that helps entrepreneurs develop, prove and scale their innovations in competitive markets, driving best-in-class innovations with seasoned, visionary entrepreneurs and like-minded corporate partners.
Our three venture capital funds are backed by financial as well as corporate investment partners, including BASF, BAT, GE, Heraeus, Henkel, Petronas, SABIC and Samsung. Our growing portfolio of hard-tech companies is making a significant impact on a variety of industries including 5G, healthcare, hydrogen economy, consumer electronics, smart city and digital industrial.
“China Materialia is one of the exceptional GPs in China with deep insights in technology and understanding of the market. Investment in China Materialia is an important first step in building our local presence. Together with our partners, BASF is committed to the industry and investment community in China. ”
- Markus Solibieda, Managing Director, BASF Venture Capital
We aim to become a leading venture capital company dedicated to “hard technology” investing.
Our company's Chinese Name "遨问", pronounced "áo wèn", is taken from Chinese proverb "遨游世界，问鼎未来", which means "Traveling the World, Seeking the Future".