This technology company is led by a woman who developed and built with her team a line of proprietary manufacturing equipment and process recipes to rejuvenate industrial and consumer textile waste of all kinds (natural, synthetic, and technical fibers) back into virgin quality fibers for use in making the same clothing products, with up to 95% lower carbon emissions, low energy, negligible water use, and traceability from end-to-end for its major brand customers.
The equipment also removes the elastane resin that gives stretch to clothing that until now has left an estimated 85% of waste with no destination other than a landfill or incinerator. The breakthrough innovations of this company bring higher growth, higher profits to manufacturers.
For more than two decades, our team has been successfully investing in the breakthrough innovations of technology companies — IP — that created American industries and prosperity, from the wireless industry (WiFi, 4G, and 5G) to the biotech industry (PCR), and beyond.
Over that same time, we have witnessed the offshoring of America’s manufacturing and IP to low cost labor markets trading higher profits for American jobs and unlocking fierce global competition today. We have also witnessed our society become more and more focused on short-term results and incremental improvements rather than investing in the long-term growth required to maintain our global leadership.
Without fundamental change in how we invest in our future and a return of the immigrant mindset that built this country, we cannot sustain our prosperity long-term in the face of global competition, nor will our freedoms endure, putting our nation’s future at grave risk.
Over the next 10 years, COTE will invest hundreds of billions of dollars in a new generation of technology companies in a better way — a new paradigm — to empower the entrepreneurs and the innovations that can transform industries and ensure that our nation is not left behind.
We provide capital for protecting, optimizing, and scaling a technology company's manufacturing operations and IP for use in making products with its breakthrough innovations, including in partnerships with existing manufacturers, with our investment secured by its assets and contracts.
We receive a percentage of a company's revenues to provide an ongoing cash yield and a percentage of a future company exit (IPO, sale) to buyout our IP royalty, for the potential of exponential growth in returns, leaving equity ownership and control in the hands of entrepreneurs.
We provide IP management and operations support to protect, optimize, and scale the manufacturing operations and IP of our portfolio companies, and a shared technology platform to integrate smart manufacturing practices for performance, efficiency, and profitability.
We look for breakthrough innovations — IP — that hold the potential to produce immeasurable ripple effects in the world when broadly adopted — infinite potential — creating cascading events that drive new opportunities for businesses and people and exponential economic growth.
This is in contrast to investments in real property which have limited potential. Our investment in scaling the IP property of a technology company (including new product designs, know-how, and manufacturing equipment required to implement its innovations) is like investing in real property in important ways — both investments are asset value backed and investors share in the cashflows from use of the property for returns.
There is one difference, however, that stands out by far: the value creation potential of real property is limited by its physical location and dimensions whereas IP assets have no such limits and create value everywhere they go.
A proven team, model, and process focused on investing in technology companies with breakthrough IP that is uncorrelated with the economy, asset value backed, and provides an ongoing cash yield and the potential for exponential growth in returns in a future company exit.
Access to capital for building out manufacturing operations, a shared technology platform for integrating smart manufacturing practices, and services to accelerate scaling the use of a company's IP assets, without giving up equity ownership or control or being forced to exit.
Long-term growth in jobs and wages to the people who work in these companies and the communities in which they operate, with us laying the foundation together for bringing manufacturing back to America to ensure our nation is not left behind in the face of fierce global competition.