lP Capital.
Long-term growth.

We invest IP Capital in the long-term growth of companies with a rich portfolio of IP embodied in new products and services

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Our Mission

Solving short-termism.
Inspiring change.

In today’s economic environment, IP-rich companies – those bringing true change to the world – struggle to find the long-term growth capital required to scale their businesses to meet customer demand in a timely manner. This struggle reflects what is known as short-termism – a focus on short-term returns and capital light business models that is pervasive in today’s equity and debt capital markets

IP Capital was conceived to meet the long-term growth needs of IP-rich companies because of the critical role such companies play in economic prosperity and job creation for countries, communities, and people

IP Capital represents true change to address the lack of fundingsources for long-term growth available to companies building real products  

Our mission is to accelerate innovation and laythe foundation for a new IP economy that drives long-term growth for countries,companies, and people

IP Capital

Patient and flexible capital.

IP Capital is an alternative to equity and debt designed to meet the long-term growth needs of emerging and established companies

Our investments accelerate the market launch and market expansion of new products and services. The embodied IP must provide a significant market advantage, representing true change in productivity, sustainability, or quality of life

IP Capital investments include funding for capital expenditures needed in production plants, property, and equipment, working capital, and operating expenses

We believe long-term growth capital inspires confidence in employees, partners, and customers making IP Capital essential to the success of many IP-rich companies

We provide management with the ability to meet customer demand in a timely manner and the freedom to do so without the major distraction of constantly raising capital

IP Meaning

Intellectual Property Focus.

In making investment decisions, we focus on the nature and extent of a company's IP, how well that IP aligns with business goals to drive revenue, how well the IP is protected to secure an advantage over competitors, and the market value of a company's IP as collateral for our investment in the event of business failure

To us, IP means the developed technology embodied in a company's new products and services – the hardware designs, software, and know-how – providing a substantial performance or cost advantage over existing market solutions

Also included are the intellectual property rights – the patents, trade secrets, copyrights, trademarks, and other legal rights – that serve to protect a developed technology from unauthorized use by competitors

Global Reach

Tailored Investments

Creative Structures.

We operate from a philosophy of partnership and trust in structuring investments. This includes being thoughtful in our approach through deep business diligence and a comprehensive assessment of a company's IP, including determining the nature and extent of that IP, how well the IP aligns with a company's business goals to drive revenue, along with the company's IP strategy, IP value and IP risk management practices to reduce risk and maximize business value

IP Capital investments are structured with a combination of staged capital based on performance milestones achieved by the company, royalties paid from revenue for IP use in a company's products and services, exit participation to buyout the IP revenue royalties, and IP collateral to return capital if the company fails

In return, IP Capital offers IP-rich companies a capital solution that is much less dilutive than traditional equity in its exit participation and that does not require the fixed repayment schedules and maturity dates of debt

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We recognize the impact a long-term capital commitment has on the emotional state – the vibe – of employees, partners, and customers, who are the key drivers of business success.

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Long-term growth capital inspires confidence and drives higher performance. When the vibe is positive, a business grows. IP Capital drives these positive vibes.

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We also recognize the impact dilution has on existing business owners. Because of its structure IP Capital is up to 50% less dilutive than other equity solutions

Our Team

IP Capitalists
Experienced investors. Skilled operators.
Trusted advisors.

Cote Capital brings together experienced leaders in IP, finance and business focused on investing in the long-term growth of IP-rich companies

We support our investments with value-added IP, financial, managerial, and operational services. We provide a comprehensive approach to IP strategy, valuation, and risk management across the company's business

Robert Cote

CEO Cote Capital

Scott Karro

Managing Director

Aaron Slan

Managing Director

Sankar Uppuluri


Rakesh Kumar


Our Advisors

Our advisory panel of operating partners brings together IP thought leadership and networks from wide ranging industries and backgrounds

Ralph Faison


Greg Lavender


Tom Cook

Advanced Materials

Brian Hinman

IP Investments

Mickey Miller

IoT Networking

Ed Horowitz

Satellite, Media

Robert Shapiro

Economic Impact