Cottonwood’s investment approach and focus is on hard science, pre-seed, seed and early stage funding.
Geographical focus: Southwest USA & Northern Europe (The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Finland, Sweden).
Investment focus: high tech technology / hard science (patent / IP based): robotics, photonics, telecom, optics, automotive, clean energy, sensor technology, high-tech health, nanotechnology, chemicals, advanced materials, etcetera. We focus on strong patents and therefore we do not invest in software or apps.
Average investment size: 1 – 3 M (pre-seed / seed / Series A). Cottonwood only invests in the founding / seed stage and together with partners and other investors in follow-on rounds of our own portfolio.