As seasoned technology founders, operators, and investors, building and scaling great companies is in our DNA.
We understand first hand that the journey of building enduring companies of scale requires tremendous resilience, key relationships, operational support, and trusted advice.
Company building is not a spectator sport. We take pride that we are known as active, impactful partners. We have assembled a dedicated team of investment and operating professionals to advise and work alongside our companies. Think of us as both coach and teammate.
The road a company takes in its development is never predictable or easy to navigate. Each phase of growth is characterized by different needs and opportunities. With our extensive operating backgrounds, we help companies anticipate blind spots and find solutions to get past roadblocks.
To succeed, businesses require access to key relationships at every stage along the way. We offer a vast and high caliber network of relationships that we have cultivated over time. We leverage these industry advisors, domain experts, technology leaders, and other partners to unlock opportunities and open doors for our companies. We know it takes a village.
Through our multi-stage investing and deep research into both the private and public markets, we are able to offer valuable insights that we can put to work for the benefit of our portfolio companies. We are always questioning our assumptions, seeking out new data, and refining our approach.
Our entrepreneurs are motivated, brilliant leaders with growth-oriented mindsets. We support their growth and development by hosting regular community events, networking, and learning opportunities to advance their knowledge and skillsets.
Cota Capital Manifesto
We decided to climb the second mountain. If the first mountain was about defining the self – knowledge, relationships, growth – then the second mountain is about contribution of all of our Knowledge Capital. That is the reason we decided to build Cota.
Cota Knowledge Capital is a combination of deep strategic, operational, organizational, and financial expertise, impactful and data-driven market insights and intelligence, supplemented by a vast industry network that helps Cota’s portfolio teams create value and build timeless companies. Cota Knowledge Capital encompasses Cota Advisory, Cota University, and Cota Research.
Cota Advisory partners with our portfolio companies along their journeys, offering deep working sessions on the strategy, operational plan, financial plan, and investment plan.
Cota University offers portfolio teams a curriculum focused on foundational skills critical to building successful companies.
Cota Research plays a key role in both our investment selection process and the success of our portfolio companies, offering competitive intelligence and thematic development.
Cota Connect May, 2022
We held our inaugural Cota Connect summit in San Francisco bringing together over 300 investors, entrepreneurs, technology executives, and academic leaders.
Throughout the two-day event, attendees enjoyed inspiring presentations and panel discussions from the Cota team and our portfolio companies.
We examined key market trends and lessons learned, and we had the opportunity to network in-person after two years of virtual gatherings.