There is a growing set of technology firms around the world developing disruptive technology for the energy and urban infrastructure industries. Many of these firms have already deployed and proven their technology in Western markets on small scales and wish to expand in global markets but lack the resources and local knowledge to commercialize their technology.
Urban Gateway partners with such firms where the technology demonstrates product-market fit in the Asia Pacific region, typically acquiring exclusive IP rights for commercial deployment in the Asia Pacific region through purchase or royalty structures. In some cases these firms may also invest in our local portfolio companies alongside us.
Refer to our Portfolio page to see the technology firms from whom we chose to acquire Asia IP rights for each of our portfolio companies.
We welcome inquiry from technology firms around the world interested in exploring partnership.
Motivations to license or sell Technology Rights
Access to Greater China and Asia Pacific now, rather than 5 – 10 years from now
All cash dividends or royalties received from Urban Gateway is pure upside which reduces the amount of capital they need to raise and increases their valuation
The size and scale of the opportunity in Greater China and Asia Pacific reduces COGS of hardware and benefits the companies in their local markets
Urban Gateways reverse licenses, royalty free, all technology improvements funded and developed by Urban Gateway in China and Asia Pacific markets back for use in their home markets