Smartphones, tablets and TVs have grown rapidly in recent years. Since 2018, consumer electronics companies around the world have introduced new generation display and touch technologies such as folding screens, flexible screens and large screens. In order to further improve touch experience, and to the screen thinner and more flexible, the world has been actively looking for a new generation of transparent conductive electrode materials that can offer better performance than traditional ITO and silver nanowire films.
As a new materials-focused venture capital company, China Materialia has been following the field of transparent conductive electrodes for nearly 10 years, and evaluated a variety of metal mesh and silver nanowire film technologies. After meeting Zenithnano for the first time in Mid 2018, China Materialia moved quickly to lead the A round investment in Zenithnano, recognizing potential of the technology to revolutionize the field with ultra-high conductivity transparent electrode.
Founded in February 2018 in Beijing, Zenithnano is a research and development company of transparent flexible conductive films based on nano-materials. The company's core patented product is a flexible nano-transparent conductive film jointly developed by the Beijing Collaborative Innovation Research Institute (BICI) and the University of Michigan. The ultra-thin nano-transparent electrodes boasts high transmittance and low resistivity, ultra-low haze and excellent flexibility. The core product can be manufactured with existing industrial production equipment at room temperature with a simple and cost-effective process. The product is very well suited to applications in flexible display, in touch panels, in photovoltaic films, in photoelectric display, smart glass and other Industrial fields such as electronic shielding.
As a key high-tech project incubated by BICI, Zenithnano's core team includes domestic and international researchers from world-renowned universities and Fortune 500 companies such as the University of Michigan, Cornell University, and Peking University.
Fund from the Series A investment will be used for research and development, production capacity build-up, recruiting and operations.