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Koch Disruptive Technologies

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New visions. New strategies. New products. Capturing tomorrow’s opportunities means embracing disruption and transformation today. We’re dedicated to investing in emerging high-growth technologies across a range of industries. We focus on investments that improve Koch’s core capabilities as well as those that create entire new platforms poised to change society for the better.

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KDT managing director Jason Illian talks about disruptive technology in this Chung Report video.
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Investment: INSIGHTEC

In 2017, KDT became lead investor for INSIGHTEC, a commercial stage medical device company revolutionizing surgery with incisionless, MRI-guided focused ultrasound – a technology with the potential to provide better treatment options to patients battling Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple types of cancer.

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Investment: Mesosphere

In 2018, KDT co-led a funding round of $125 million in Mesosphere, a hybrid cloud computing company, to accelerate its hybrid cloud transformation. Mesosphere is used by more than 125 enterprise companies to automate hybrid cloud operations in production.

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Investment: Desktop Metal

In 2019, KDT led a $160 million investment in Desktop Metal, a revolutionary company on the leading edge of making metal 3D printing a reality. The promise of 3D metal printing lies in its potential to disrupt multiple links in the value chain from design and fabrication, to shipping and logistics, to the idea of what “inventory on hand” even means. It is more than a replacement for existing metalworking techniques -- it’s a step-change in the design of metal parts that will allow us to build things we haven’t yet dreamed or that were previously considered impossible to create.

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Recent headlines

KDT is constantly working to stay on top of the technologies of tomorrow. Here are the company’s latest moves, pulled straight from the news.