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Cottonwood Technology Fund

Disruptive Capital for Disruptive Ideas

Cottonwood’s investment focus is on hard science and deep tech, thus providing funding to IP-driven companies.

Focus

We invest in patent-based hard science and deep tech startups in the Southwest US and Northern Europe.

Early stage venture

We are a top-decile performing early stage venture capital fund.

Geographical focus: Southwest USA (NM, AZ, UT, CO, TX) & Northern Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland).

Key Enabling Technologies

Photonics, Optics, Micro- & Nanoelectronics, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Health Sciences, Climatetech, Sensor Technology, Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing

Strong patents

Focus on IP-driven companies in deep tech.
Early stage: average investment size of 1-3M and together with partners and other investors in follow-on rounds of our own portfolio.
Growth stage: average investment between 5M and 25M in B / C rounds.

Cottonwood Technology Fund makes
Impact Investments in
Key Enabling Technologies

Cottonwood Technology Fund is a deep tech venture capital fund with offices in US and Europe.

Investment focus: Photonics/ Optics, Micro- & Nanoelectronics, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Sensor Technology, Health Sciences, Climatetech / Energy Transition, Advanced Manufacturing & Robotics.

Cottonwood does not invest in Consumer Products, Software, AI, Platforms, Apps, Crypto, Pharma/Drug Development.

SmartNanotubes Technologies

SmartNanotubes Technologies has the ambition to be the global leading provider of sensors / detectors for high-performance electronic products of a new generation. It is a multi-gas sensor / electric nose based on nanotubes which can detect –with pattern recognition- high sensitivity gases and VOC’s.

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Circular Genomics

Circular Genomics is a biotechnology and genomics company with a vision to use circular RNAs as novel and improved biomarkers for the diagnosis and better treatment of psychiatric and neurological diseases.

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Sencure

Sencure is a medical company with an ultra-low power biometric sensing chip that offers wearable biometric solutions for medical technology companies.

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mPower Technology

mPower Technology Inc. is shaping the future of solar energy with a revolutionary new technology called DragonSCALES, a completely flexible, interconnected mesh of miniature solar cells. DragonSCALES starts with high efficiency state-of-the-art silicon cells that are the product of billions of dollars a year in R&D investment.

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Our Investments

Cottonwood Technology Fund invests in hard science that we believe can disrupt large markets and become new global industry standard & leaders.

USA + EU

Cottonwood has offices in the USA and the Netherlands. We support deep tech companies from research stage to unicorn status. Cottonwood has a proven track record in deep tech and a global network.

Business Development

Cottonwood provides resources, including capital, experienced management, corporate connections and targeted customer relationships. Our main focus is hands-on support in business development and raising next rounds.

Strong Network

Cottonwood has a strong network with national and institutional labs, technology universities, medical centers and research institutes.

Team

Cottonwood is proud of its gender-diverse and multicultural team. Our people have complementary skills, knowledge and experience.

What People Say

We are gladly having Cottonwood Technology Fund on board as lead investor. They are very supportive on aligning strategy and execution. The first year they brought in already 8 corporates as potential customer. We are surprised every time about their extensive entrepreneurial mindset, business experience and global network of Cottonwood. They have been very smart people and 24/7 supportive.
Jurryt Vellinga, CEO
Sencure BV
We are gladly having Cottonwood Technology Fund on board as lead investor. They are very supportive on aligning strategy and execution. The first year they brought in already 8 corporates as potential customer. We are surprised every time about their extensive entrepreneurial mindset, business experience and global network of Cottonwood. They have been very smart people and 24/7 supportive.
Sencure
Jurryt Vellinga, CEO
Sencure BV
We would not exist, or certainly not in New Mexico, if it were not for Cottonwood. Until Cottonwood got involved we struggled to get attention from other capital providers. Cottonwood has been a real catalyst, beyond their money, to upgrading our management team, opening doors to potential strategic investors and customers and focusing on our market entry strategy. Cottonwood has been a great partner in driving our success in every area. I truly believe they wake up every day looking for ways and ideas that can support our success.
Justin Eisenbach, President and CEO
Bayotech Corp
We would not exist, or certainly not in New Mexico, if it were not for Cottonwood. Until Cottonwood got involved we struggled to get attention from other capital providers. Cottonwood has been a real catalyst, beyond their money, to upgrading our management team, opening doors to potential strategic investors and customers and focusing on our market entry strategy. Cottonwood has been a great partner in driving our success in every area. I truly believe they wake up every day looking for ways and ideas that can support our success.
BayoTech
Justin Eisenbach, President and CEO
Bayotech Corp
Cottonwood began working with me a year before they closed their first fund. Even though they weren’t initially in a position to invest they still opened doors to potential investors and customers, and assisted with the fund raising strategy and execution plan. Once their fund was closed they took an aggressive lead role in pulling together our first round and helping us launch the company. Now after having raised almost $150M they continue to support our growth, provide valuable advice and open doors to additional resources as we need them. We have been fortunate to have Cottonwood as a partner in building our company.
Steve Krasulick, President & CEO
Skorpios Technologies
Cottonwood began working with me a year before they closed their first fund. Even though they weren’t initially in a position to invest they still opened doors to potential investors and customers, and assisted with the fund raising strategy and execution plan. Once their fund was closed they took an aggressive lead role in pulling together our first round and helping us launch the company. Now after having raised almost $150M they continue to support our growth, provide valuable advice and open doors to additional resources as we need them. We have been fortunate to have Cottonwood as a partner in building our company.
Skorpios Technologies, Inc.
Steve Krasulick, President & CEO
Skorpios Technologies

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