BACKING ENTREPRENEURS WHO ARE DRIVING INNOVATION FOR OKLAHOMA’S FUTURE.
We are an early stage venture capital firm investing in ambitious, growth-driven companies to define a new generation of economic prosperity for Oklahoma.
WHERE WE INVEST.
We invest in capital efficient businesses that leverage technology to scale in the Fintech, Biotech, Aerospace, Ag Tech, Energy Tech and Weather sectors.
We look for outstanding teams
Building truly differentiated products
In large addressable markets
WHAT WE OFFER.
It’s more than capital. We leverage our team’s deep experience as leaders and innovators to position our portfolio companies for accelerated growth.
How We Accomplish This.
- Building roadmaps for growth
- Tapping into our expansive networks to identify new customers
- Identifying cost effective vendors and suppliers
- Building strong, successful companies from the inside out
- Leveraging our M&A and growth strategy experience to position our companies for long-term success
We look for ambitious entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas and a desire to generate economic prosperity in Oklahoma.
THE CORTADO TEAM.
We are a team of seasoned CEOs who have successfully led innovative companies in a variety of industries including Biotech, Fintech, Manufacturing and Online / Digital Technologies.
Each GP member brings deep operational experience and leverages their robust networks in the global tech community to position our portfolio companies for accelerated growth.
A born and bred Oklahoman, Nathaniel is an innovator and market maker who has founded, scaled and sold companies. He is a successful investor in energy, biotech and ag tech. Nathaniel was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a Most Admired CEO in Oklahoma by the Journal Record.
David is a natural leader, having held CEO positions at Ditch Witch and EXIM Group. He currently is the CEO of Magellan Executive Partners, is passionate about helping CEOs and owners grow their organizations, their leaders, and their teams. David is a frequent keynote speaker on growth strategy.
Mike is an entrepreneur having founded, led, and grown several biopharma and nanotech startups. He has been a managing, general or venture partner for several local, coastal and international venture capital funds. Mike was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is a TED member.
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