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©2019 by CM Venture Capital, previously known as China Materialia Venture Capital 

CM Venture Capital 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, CM 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, CM Venture Capital 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. CM Venture Capital brings its global perspectives, MNC networks and international-standard corporate governance to its portfolio companies.

Min Zhou, Ph.D.

Managing Partner

Min has diverse experience in technology development, business development and venture capital. Min spent 17 years in the US before founding CM Venture Capital in 2010.


Prior to CM Venture Capital, Min was with Silicon Valley Bank Capital, where she was responsible for identifying and evaluating venture capital and private equity fund investments, with a focus on the China market. Prior to SVB Capital, Min was a principal at Unilever Technology Ventures (UTV) where she led investments in companies in the fields of cleantech, semiconductor, medical device, drug development and health and wellness, in companies such as Impinj (NASDAQ: PI), Halosource (AIM: HALO.LN), Textronics (sold to Addidas). Prior to UTV, Min worked as a senior scientist in the Materials Science division and a business development associate at the Technology Commercialization division at Rockwell Scientific, a high-tech enterprise.


Min earned a doctorate in materials science and engineering (with distinction) from University of Southern California, a MBA (with distinction) from Anderson Business School of the University of California at Los Angeles, and a bachelor’s degree in materials science from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Min is on the board of Prismlab, Global Power Technology, Skysys, Crowntech, Xingtera, Thingple.


Min can be reached at

Patrick Berbon, Ph.D.

Managing Partner

Patrick has an extensive background in metallurgy, aerospace, power and cleantech industries.


Before co-founding CM Venture Capital, Patrick was a Senior Consultant at Performance Improvement, a risk analysis and management company specialized in power industries. Patrick is an experienced entrepreneur in the advanced materials space. His prior start-up focuses on advanced nanograin aluminum alloys and its applications, the company was successfully listed on the Toronto Venture Exchange. Before his entrepreneurial ventures, Patrick was a Senior Scientist in Materials Science Division at Rockwell Scientific Inc. Patrick specializes in advanced materials and clean technologies, including renewable electricity generation, biofuels for transportation, green building, clean water, clean air, carbon dioxide emissions reduction, recyclable materials, sustainable foresting and agriculture, and energy efficiency.


Patrick obtained Ph.D. from the University of Southern California, M.S. from Tsinghua University (China) and M.S./B.S. from Ecole Centrale de Lyon (France), all in Materials Sciences. Patrick is a member of the Board of Directors of CTT, Zennithnano, Octadem.


Patrick can be reached at

Michelle Hua


Michelle Hua Michelle has extensive experience in private equity investment and strategy consulting.


Prior to joining CM Venture Capital, Ms. Hua served as Director with Co-bridge Capital, where she led investments in companies in the fields of clean-tech, advanced material and IT service. Before that, Ms. Hua was a strategy consultant with Monitor Group and PRTM, where she advised clients on M&A, market entry, and operations strategy. Earlier in her career, Ms. Hua worked in Dell Computer and Nortel where she was involved in product development, strategic planning and operations management.


Michelle earned a MBA from University of Michigan Business School, a Master degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Maryland, dual Bachelor degree in Material Science and Automation from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Michelle is on the board of iRock.


Michelle can be reached at

Opal Wang

Finance VP

Ms Opal Wang has rich experience in financial internal control, project review, financial due diligence and post-investment financial management.


Before joining CM Venture Capital, Opal was the finance internal control manager, accounting and tax manager at DBS bank. Before that, Opal had more than 9 years of experience in auditing at domestic large firms, and 14 years of corporate financial management experience at companies.


Opal graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and holds qualification certificate for certified public accountants.


Opal Wang can be reached at

Vincent Chen


Vincent is investigating and evaluating investment opportunities in intelligent manufacturing, new material and new energy fields.

Prior to joining CM Venture Capital, Vincent was investing and financing high-tech companies in advanced manufacturing and medical industry in Zhongtong capital. Prior to this, he worked as a project manager in IMI plc and was responsible for implementing quality management system and new product development projects in industrial automation, commercial vehicles and medical device fields within Asia-Pacific region.


Vincent obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering from France National Superior Technology and Mine School, a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University.


Vincent can be reached at

Spencer He


Spencer is responsible for sourcing, investigating, selecting and evaluating investment opportunities in sectors of advanced manufacturing, supply chain and medical device.


Before joining CM venture, Spencer worked for Terran Tianhe Fund and focuses on smart manufacturing and healthcare industry. Prior to this, he worked for Asia

Pulp&Paper and SC Johnson as supply chain manager and to be in charge of supply management of equipment, mechanical spare parts and green packaging.


Spencer was graduated from CEIBS (China Europe International Business School) as MBA.


Spencer can be reached at

Taylor Liao

Office Administrator

Taylor provides office and admin support. She is involved in maintaining personnel files and talent recruitment, welcoming visitors and providing assistance where needed. Previously, Taylor worked as an administrator in an IOT company in Shanghai for more than 5 years and has extensive work experience.


Taylor can be reached at