Cottonwood Technology Fund

Investor type Venture Capital
Founders David Blivin


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Total investments 56
Average round size
The average size of a deal this fund participated in
Portfolio companies 24
Rounds per year 4.67
Lead investments 4
Follow on index
How often the fund supports its portfolio startups at next rounds
Exits 2
Key employees 2
Stages of investment
Early Stage Venture

Areas of investment

  • Medical
  • Health Care
  • Manufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Information Technology

In 2010 was created Cottonwood Technology Fund, which is appeared as VC. The main office of represented VC is situated in the Santa Fe. The venture was found in North America in United States.

The fund is generally included in 2-6 deals every year. The important activity for fund was in 2015. Comparing to the other companies, this Cottonwood Technology Fund performs on 24 percentage points less the average number of lead investments. Deals in the range of 5 - 10 millions dollars are the general things for fund. Considering the real fund results, this VC is 11 percentage points more often commits exit comparing to other organizations.

The typical case for the fund is to invest in rounds with 2-3 participants. Despite the Cottonwood Technology Fund, startups are often financed by Tullis Health Investors, EPIC Ventures, Mesa Verde Venture Partners. The meaningful sponsors for the fund in investment in the same round are Tullis Health Investors, Mesa Verde Venture Partners, EPIC Ventures. In the next rounds fund is usually obtained by Tullis Health Investors, Stage 1 Ventures, Mesa Verde Venture Partners.

Among the various public portfolio startups of the fund, we may underline Sarcos, Infinitum Electric, OPNT Moreover, a startup needs to be at the age of 6-10 years to get the investment from the fund. The fund has no specific favorite in a number of founders of portfolio startups. In case when startup counts 4 or 5+ of the founder, the chance for it to get the investment is meager. For fund there is a match between the location of its establishment and the land of its numerous investments - United States. Among the most popular fund investment industries, there are Semiconductor, Manufacturing.

The current fund was established by David Blivin.

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Notable deals

CompanyIndustryRound SizeDateInvestorsLocation


Life Science
$6M19 Apr 2022 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

SmartNanotubes Technologies

Electrical Distribution
$2M02 Feb 2022 Sachsen, Saxony, Germany

mPower Technology

$10M01 Feb 2022 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States

Circular Genomics

Health Care
$4M14 Dec 2021 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Information Technology
$2M18 Oct 2021 Carlsbad, California, United States

Infinitum Electric

$42M25 May 2021 Austin, Texas, United States


Health Care
Medical Device
$1M28 Apr 2021 -


Chemical Engineering
Electric Vehicle
Electrical Distribution
Fuel Cell
$157M05 Jan 2021 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States


Health Care
$5M02 Apr 2020 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Infinitum Electric Receives Investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital

– Infinitum Electric, an Austin, Texas-based-creator of an air-core motor, received an equity investment from Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., the venture capital arm of Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), through Cottonwood Technology Fund.
– The amount of the deal was not disclosed.
– The company intends to use the funds to further expand production of its IEs Series motor systems for industrial applications and the development of a new line of alternators.

Infinitum Electric Raises $40 Million in Series C Funding Led by Energy Innovation Capital

– Infinitum Electric, creator of the breakthrough air-core motor, announced $40 million in Series C funding to scale production of its ultra-high-efficiency, lightweight motors.
– The investment will be used to expand production of the company’s IEs Series motors for commercial and industrial applications and complete development of its IEm Series motors for the rapidly growing electric vehicle market.
Energy Innovation Capital led the round with Infinitum Electric’s existing investors Cottonwood Technology Fund, Chevron Technology Ventures and Ajax Strategies participating. Rockwell Automation also purchased an equity stake in Infinitum Electric, bringing the company’s total funding to date to $55 million.


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