Cottonwood Technology Fund

The Rio Grande Cottonwood—a welcome sight to pioneer desert caravans because it often signaled water—typically reaches 50 to 60 feet in height and can produce as many as 25 million seeds in a season. CTF aims to be as fruitful with its work.

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HQ

Enschede, Brabant

Description

Cottonwood Technology Funds (CTF) are seed and pre-seed-stage technology commercialization funds with offices in New Mexico, USA and Enschede, The Netherlands. The general partner of the funds has proven itself with top returns in regions rich in innovation but lacking in capital and management — the other critical resources for enabling success. CTF works to provide venture services and capital to tech transfer opportunities with strong commercial potential.

The CTF model was first developed and tested in the Southeastern US. Today, the Southwestern US and Northern Europe are experiencing a similar combination of advantages and challenges. Once again, returns are validating our approach, which identifies and supports the development of category-leadership companies.

We borrowed our name from a tree that is native to the Southwestern US: the Rio Grande Cottonwood. A welcome sight to pioneer desert caravans because it often signaled water, the Cottonwood typically reaches 50 to 60 feet in height and can produce as many as 25 million seeds in a season. CTF aims to be as fruitful with its work.

Founders

Dave Blivin (Founder & Managing Director)

Team

Ray Quintana (General Partner), Alain le Loux (Partner – Europe), Alan Abbott, Charles Call, Bob Sachs

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Investment information

Investment type

Seed investments, early stage venture investments, debt financing investments

Investment size

250k – 2.5M

Investing in

Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Health technology, Clean Technology, Robotics, Photonics, Optical, Automotive, Energy, Advanced Materials.

Investments made

Europe Investments: EUREKITE, CLEAR FLIGHT SOLUTIONS, OPNT

Northwest US Investments: BAYOTECH, SARCOS ROBOTICS, FIBERIO, RESPIRA, SKORPIOS, EXAGEN, xF Technologies, INVIEW, TriLumina, MASTERSON INDUSTRIES, LLC, RAPTOR PRODUCTS INC.

Exits

FibeRio (Acquired by CLARCOR), Exagen (IPO)