Our mission is Finding, Funding, and Scaling a new generation of technology companies with breakthrough innovations that can deliver greener, more sustainable, more efficient and effective manufacturing and use of products in an industry, that will benefit the world when broadly adopted and lay a foundation for bringing manufacturing and IP back to America.
Over the next 10 years, COTE will invest billions of dollars in this new generation of technology companies in a better way — a new paradigm — to inspire the entrepreneurs and the innovations that will build a better world for humanity and ensure our nation is not left behind.
Investing in the future of America in this way is driven by a core belief and faith — demonstrated time and time again throughout the course of our nation’s history — that the more value we create in the world for others through broad adoption of breakthrough innovations, the more value we create for our nation, our people, and our investors.
That Is Green
Transforms manufacturing into a high growth, highly profitable business through greater efficiency and effectiveness
Reduces carbon footprint/greenhouse gas emissions, use of natural resources, and toxic chemicals and their discharge
Rejuvenates/recycles post-consumer and post-industrial waste for use in making the same products vs. downgraded uses
Makes Economic Sense
The opportunity of a lifetime
Green is no longer a nice to have, its a must have, that transforms manufacturing into a high growth, highly profitable business through greater efficiency in resource use.
This transformation is happening in virtually every industry driven by fast growing demand for green manufacturing and products, under pressure from governments and the public.
The next generation of unicorns — companies valued at a billion dollars or more — will be led by technology companies transforming how products are made and used in an industry.
Finding, Funding, and Scaling
We provide capital for scaling a breakthrough technology company’s manufacturing and operations to meet customer demand as they enter markets and beyond, backed by their “brick and mortar” IP assets, including new product designs, know-how, and proprietary manufacturing equipment and contracts.
We receive a percentage of a company's revenues ("IP royalty" or "revenue share") to provide our investors with an annual cash yield, paid quarterly, plus a percentage of a future company exit (IPO, sale) to buyout the royalty, leaving equity ownership and control in the hands of the entrepreneurs building it.
We provide IP management, technology, and operations support to protect, optimize, and scale the use of a company's IP assets, and we bring a shared technology platform for integrating smart manufacturing into the company's operations to optimize performance, profitability, and quality.
IP management. Our team includes experts in IP protection, licensing, and branding that design, develop, and manage strategies to protect and build brand awareness for a company’s IP and scale the use of its IP assets through joint ventures, franchising, and licensing of existing manufacturers and suppliers.
Technology. Our team includes experts in digital technologies with a shared technology platform that enables our portfolio companies to integrate smart manufacturing, including advanced industrial automation leveraging AI, IoT, and machine data to optimize performance, efficiency, and profitability.
Operations. Our team includes experts in the industry to help build out the manufacturing capacity and operations of our companies, including in partnerships with existing manufacturers and suppliers, by addressing strategic challenges in scaling their equipment, processes, and people and supply chains.