Cottonwood Technology Fund, specialized in funding seed-stage deep tech and hard science startups, is pleased to announce the oversubscribed final close of its third fund. More than 40 new Limited Partners from Benelux, Germany, Switzerland and the United States have joined Fund III, alongside the majority of current Fund II investors such as Merrion Family Office, Caterpillar Ventures, KPN Ventures and the State of New Mexico.
Cottonwood Technology Fund is consistently recognized as a top-performing venture capital fund. It is one of the few venture capital funds in the world willing to invest in (pre-)seed-stage deeptech and hard science startups. The fund has offices in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) and on the innovation campus of the University of Twente in Enschede (the Netherlands). Its third fund will focus on businesses originating across the Southwest USA and Northwest Europe, regions that include numerous national laboratories, major research universities and research centers; and yet get little attention from the traditional venture community.
Cottonwood makes impact investments in companies with patent-based disruptive technologies with the potential to set new industry standards and capture industry leadership positions over time. Current investments include companies active in Photonics, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Health Sciences, Sustainable Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics.
“It’s an honor to have received so much support from such a sophisticated collection of seasoned investors. Many also want to invest directly in our portfolio companies by adding to next funding rounds as our portfolio companies grow. We have never been in a stronger position to support our portfolio companies from beginning to end,’’ said David Blivin, Managing Director of Cottonwood Technology Fund III.
“We are excited about Fund III’s new investments in potential global tech leaders like Sencure (biometric sensor chips), mPower Technology (space-based solar power) and Circular Genomics (circular RNAs for neurological disorders). With Fund III we are also able to invest in the fastest-growing Fund II portfolio companies such as BayoTech (distributed hydrogen production) and Infinitum Electric (disruptive electric motors). We joined the latest C-rounds of both companies,” said Alain le Loux, General Partner of Cottonwood Technology Fund III in Europe.
About Cottonwood Technology Fund
Cottonwood Technology Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund. Its investment focus is on hard science and deeptech, providing (pre-)seed and early-stage funding to IP-driven companies. Cottonwood makes impact investments in Key Enabling Technologies like Photonics, Micro- and Nanoelectronics, Advanced Materials, Nanotechnology, Medical Technology, Cleantech, Energy, Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics. Its regional focus is Southwest USA and Northwest Europe.
Current and prior investments include Sarcos Robotics (NASDAQ: STRC), Sencure, Skorpios Technologies, FibeRio (acquired by Clarcor), xF Technologies, Flexiramics, BayoTech, Respira Therapeutics (sold to Prana Bio), Infinitum Electric, TriLumina (acquired by Lumentum), SoundEnergy, Exagen (NASDAQ: XGN) and OPNT. For more information, please visit our website: www.cottonwood.vc
David Blivin, Managing Director
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Alain le Loux, General Partner
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