Cota Capital

Founded 2014
Founders Babak Poushanchi Bobby Yazdani Ullas Naik


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Total investments 123
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 72
Rounds per year 17.57
Lead investments 11
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 15
Key employees 16
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture
Late Stage Venture
Private Equity

Areas of investment

  • Software
  • SaaS
  • Health Care
  • Analytics
  • Financial Services

Cota Capital is the famous VC, which was founded in 2014. The company was established in North America in United States. The leading representative office of defined VC is situated in the San Francisco.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 4-5 participants. Despite the Cota Capital, startups are often financed by Streamlined Ventures, Lucas Venture Group, Plug and Play. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Signatures Capital, Streamlined Ventures, Pear Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Streamlined Ventures, Plug and Play, Western Technology Investment.

This organization was formed by Babak Poushanchi, Bobby Yazdani. The overall number of key employees were 6.

Besides, a startup requires to be at the age of 4-5 years to receive the investment from the fund. For fund there is a match between the country of its foundation and the country of its the most frequent investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Cloud Computing, Software. Among the most popular portfolio startups of the fund, we may highlight Berkeley Lights, Memebox, Capella Space. The fund has no exact preference in some founders of portfolio startups. If startup sums 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to be financed is low.

The common things for fund are deals in the range of 10 - 50 millions dollars. The high activity for fund was in 2015. Despite it in 2019 the fund had an activity. The fund is constantly included in 7-12 investment rounds annually. Comparing to the other companies, this Cota Capital performs on 23 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. The increased amount of exits for fund were in 2020. The real fund results show that this VC is 5 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other companies.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation

Financial Services
$30M03 Nov 2021 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Financial Services
Mobile Payments
$30M22 Oct 2021 San Jose, California, United States

Rhombus Systems

Information Technology
$10M21 Oct 2021 Sacramento, California, United States


Artificial Intelligence
Cloud Computing
Cloud Infrastructure
Cloud Management
Cloud Security
Developer Platform
Developer Tools
$10M12 Oct 2021 Florida, United States

Activ Surgical

Artificial Intelligence
Health Care
Machine Learning
Medical Device
$45M30 Sep 2021 Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Known Medicine

Health Care
Life Science
$7M25 Aug 2021 Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Big Data
Enterprise Software
Information Technology
Non Profit
$8M11 Aug 2021 Redwood City, California, United States


Financial Services
Personal Finance
$45M01 Jun 2021 Silver Spring, Maryland, United States

Health Care
Health Diagnostics
Information Technology
$45M25 Feb 2021 San Francisco, California, United States
Citcon Closes $30M Series C Funding

– Citcon received $30m in Series C financing led by Norwest Venture Partners and Cota Capital.
– The new funding will support the rapid addition of world-class staff and global expansion that builds on the company’s international presence on four continents.
– The company’s annualized payment volume is more than $1 billion, representing 300%+ year-on-year growth.
– Citcon’s global enterprise payments gateway allows merchants to participate in global commerce by enabling secure online or in-store transactions with more than 100 different payment methods, including mobile wallets, local payment schemes, and traditional credit cards — all through one single integration and reconciliation platform.

Known Medicine Raises $7.2M in Seed Funding

– Known Medicine is a Salt Lake City, Utah-based 3D cell culture data set company.
– The company raised $7.2M in seed funding.
– The round was led by Caffeinated Capital, with participation from Khosla Ventures, Cota Capital, Kickstart, Forward VC, OATV, Y Combinator, Chris Gibson and Nish Bhat.
– The new investment will be used to grow the company’s proprietary 3D cell culture data set for deployment in partnership with biopharmaceutical companies and in the clinical diagnostics space.


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