CEMEX Ventures paves the road to enter Chinese market
November 19, 2019
- CEMEX Ventures leverages the collaboration with two companies seeking to generate new business models and relationships with key players in the Chinese construction ecosystem.
- The three companies strengthen their global position as leaders in the construction, entrepreneurship, and new technology industries.
CEMEX Ventures, CEMEX's Corporate Venture Capital Unit, announced today that it is prepared to enter the Chinese market with the support of Glodon, a digital platform service provider in construction industry headquartered in Beijing, and Interdream Ventures, a venture capital firm that focuses on the digitalization of construction and decoration industry. They have signed a collaboration agreement to develop synergies between the parties to innovate the construction industry.
With this collaboration agreement, CEMEX Ventures is expected to leverage the other parties’ locations to build relationships with startups and other corporates creating a perfect vision of the industry in which they operate. "This type of alliance between two segments that fit together, is key to finding new successful business models, and operate in the Chinese market. Glodon and Interdream Ventures also have a complete vision of the entire value chain and are good partners to drive the construction revolution,” said Juan Nieto, CEMEX Ventures Asia Representative. In this way, the development of a community of experts formed by leading companies in the construction industry is evident.
In addition to the local knowledge of the Asian companies, CEMEX Ventures, Glodon, and Interdream Ventures will share their experience with one goal: fostering innovation in the construction industry, working to invest in new technologies, and innovative solutions. By sharing identified and analyzed startups by the three parties, it will be possible to facilitate the search for and implementation of innovative projects and solutions. By strengthening the flow of exchange of new business models, entrepreneurs will have access to a higher number of investors to support their solution.
“The global construction industry is undergoing the process of digital upgrading and transformation. Glodon is very happy to share our platform resources and work with CEMEX Ventures and Interdream Ventures to jointly drive technological innovation and foster the entrepreneur ecosystem for the entire industry”, said Aihua Wang, Senior Vice President of Glodon in charge of investment and ecosystem development.
“It is essential for venture capital companies to keep pace with the latest developments of technology in the construction industry and the startups who participate in this revolution worldwide. Interdream Ventures is happy to cooperate with CEMEX Ventures and Glodon to drive the technological revolution of the construction industry,” said Xinyi Su, founder, and CEO of Interdream Ventures.
The parties’ relationships with different entities will generate stronger links within the construction, entrepreneurship, innovation, and new technologies ecosystem. This agreement invites new entities to continue the drive to revolutionize the sector.
About CEMEX Ventures
Launched in 2017, CEMEX Ventures focuses on helping to solve the main challenges and areas of opportunity for the construction ecosystem through sustainable solutions. CEMEX Ventures has created an open and collaborative platform to lead the construction industry revolution by engaging startups, entrepreneurs, universities, and other relevant stakeholders to address the industry's toughest challenges and shape tomorrow's value ecosystem. For more information on CEMEX Ventures, please visit: www.cemexventures.com.
Glodon Company Limited, founded in 1998 and listed on the Shenzhen SME board in 2010, is the first public company in the field of construction information technology in China. As a digital construction platform service provider, Glodon offers to the entire lifecycle of construction projects more than 100 “end+cloud+big data”-based products or services as well as various value-added services such as industrial big data and industrial new finance. Glodon now has over 60 subsidiaries and more than 6000 employees and operates a sales and service network covering over 200 cities worldwide. For more information on Glodon, please visit: https://www.glodon.com/.
Interdream Ventures, founded in 2014, is a venture capital firm that focuses on the digitalization of the construction and decoration industry. Interdream Ventures has set its goal to bring data-driven innovation to the construction ecosystem by empowering startups that provide solutions across full building/decorating lifecycle, and by creating a collaborative platform for entrepreneurs, stakeholders, and relevant organizations. For more information on INTERDREAM Ventures, please visit: http://interdream.cn/.
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