Cottonwood Technology Fund never signs a NDA. Cottonwood reviews around 800 pitch decks per year. If the NDA-period is three or five years we need to track thousands of NDA-agreements. We are not willing to pay the legal fees to review all those agreements and we also don’t want to be limited in sharing decks with our corporate partners. Off course we will never damage our high reputation, but we don’t want court processes because a paranoid entrepreneur believes we stole his idea. If you want an investment from us, please don’t ask us to sign a NDA. In our opinion if you ask us to sign a NDA you will be probably an inexperienced entrepreneur, paranoid or difficult to work with.
If it’s your first contact with Cottonwood Technology Fund: an option is you send us first a non-confidential deck, so we can check if there is a match anyway. And some entrepreneurs forget that patents are already protected.
The best external articles which reflects our position and opinion can be found underneath. Please read them carefully and come back to us if you want to continue the discussion without a NDA.