Knowledge Capital

Knowledge is the Ultimate Capital.

In a knowledge-based economy, financial capital is not enough.

Cota delivers Knowledge Capital, a differentiated combination of deep operational expertise, know-how, impactful and data-driven market insights and intelligence, and a vast industry network. Together, these elements are put to work to empower Cota entrepreneurs to execute their vision, unlock scale, minimize risk, and bring enduring ideas to life.

Cota Knowledge Capital encompasses Cota Advisory, Cota University, and Cota Research.

Cota Advisory

Cota Advisory was created to partner with our portfolio companies through a process of deep engagement throughout the various challenges they face along their journeys of incubation and growth. Cota Advisory consists of two groups – Cota full-time professionals, and Cota Operating and Venture Partners. Each group brings a set of skills that is unique, crucial, and relevant for the portfolio companies. The Cota Advisory team is fully committed to helping portfolio companies throughout all stages of growth to help them build successful companies.

Cota University

What incubators do for the initial stages of a company to get to product market fit, Cota University does for startups looking to scale. Cota University offers portfolio companies’ founders and CEOs a curriculum that is focused on foundational skills that are critical to building successful companies. Cota University also provides entrepreneurs and their management teams access to Cota resources and experts with deep operating experience, who provide functional coaching and mentorship.  

Cota Research

Cota Research plays a key role in Cota’s investment selection process. Our research helps us identify new market opportunities and provides valuable insights enabling us to avoid potential landmines. Cota Research also contributes to the success of our portfolio companies.  Through deep competitive intelligence, we help our companies identify potential differentiators, known gaps, and future threats enabling them to build more competitive products and win more deals.

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FlowForge Closes the Gap Between IT and OT

Glow Offers Small Businesses a Better Way to Buy Insurance

SoundHound – Powering the Voice AI Customer Experience

Tubi – Free, Data-Driven Streaming Movies and TV

Current and Future Applications of Computer Vision

Clever Sense – From Personalized Recommendation Engine Startup to Acquisition By Google

Mobot Uses Robots to Do Mobile App Testing Better and Faster than Humans Can

Now Is the Time for Fintech to Focus on Long-Term Financing

5G: The Critical Backbone of a Thriving Economy

Movandi – Pioneering 5G Wireless Technology

Kangaroo VC Boards: Why We Love to Hate ’Em

The Future of Developer Work Is Their Happiness Index

Farther – Next-Generation Wealth Management

How Platform9 Democratizes Cloud Computing

Medicine at the Edge: How Soon Will the Star Trek Tricorder Be in Our Hands?

Esper – A Single Source of Truth for Policymaking

Crypto vs. the Bugs

Capella Space – Satellites That Can See Through Clouds, Day or Night

The Future of Payments – What’s Next for Your Wallet?

When Regulation Meets Innovation

Low-Code/No-Code: Making Everyone a Developer

The True—and Truly Inspiring—Story of 3 Underdog Brothers Who Reached the Top

Shift from Cloud to Edge

Cota Capital – Knowledge is the Ultimate Capital with Infinite Possibilities

NPS – Autonomous Driving With Zero Accidents–Seeing around the corner

Rollbar – Find and Fix Errors in Your Code in Real-Time

Our 5G Future — And How to Get There

Seeing is Believing: Observability

Take It to the Bank: The Future of Bank Accounts and Credit Cards

Will Open Banking Be the End of Banking as We Know It?

CRISPR Mutant Ninja Turtles: Gene Editing, Its True Potential and the Dangers Ahead

Going Viral: The Future of Human Health

Rage Against the Machine Learning: Panel Experts Weigh in on Effective ML

Dawn Song, CEO of Oasis Labs: A Responsible Data Economy

John Jung: Energy Will Be Like Software

The Future is Anthos with Amr Awadallah

The Future is 5G with Hossein Moiin

Don’t Capture Value. Create It: Tim O’Reilly and the Maximization of Value

Alex Laskey: How to Build 1.5 Hoover Dams in 10 Years and Rewiring America

Loris Degioanni: From Wireshark to Sysdig

Beyond the Hype: 5G and Cloud Computing

100x Revenue in Six Years: Dr. Sam Heidari on Quantenna, 5G and Edge Computing