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, Manufacturing and Logistics 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

INVESTMENT CRITERIA

Founder Led

Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas that think outside-the-box

Oklahoma Focused

Companies operating in sectors that are a natural fit for the Midcontinent

B2B Tech

Companies with disruptive technologies and B2B strategies

Sector Focused

Insurtech, Biotech, Aerospace, Fintech, Energy Tech, Ag Tech

Growth Minded

Young companies with a desire to grow fast

Capital Efficient

Companies that leverage tech to scale quickly

Our Check Sizes

We invest in pre-seed through follow-on investment stages.

Pre-Seed / Seed

Check Size: $100K – $250K

We will invest $100 – $250K in a convertible or SAFE note and introduce angel investors to co-invest

Seed+ through Series A

Check Size: $500K – $1M

We will either lead to be a catalyst or invest alongside other proven investors

Follow-On Strategy

Keep 40-50% in reserve for follow-on investment

Follow-on up to 2 rounds, potentially to Series B

We look for ambitious entrepreneurs who have innovative ideas and a desire to generate economic prosperity in Oklahoma.

Our Approach

01

Introduction

We review over 500 startups each year to determine investment thesis fit, including:

  • Minimum viable product (MVP)
  • B2B strategy in a sector with strong market presence in the Midcontinent
  • Pre-seed/seed round of at least $250K, or an equity round of at least $1M

02

Initial Pitch

We narrow down the basket to 100 entrepreneurs, inviting them to pitch their idea to the team

03

Initial Screening

Up to 40 startups are selected for initial due diligence, including our “Market Fit Matrix” analysis and Subject Matter Expert detailed review led by our strategic network

04

Deep Diligence

We invite 20 startups to participate in additional diligence, including financial statements, IP protection, organization documents, and our proprietary “Founder Profile” evaluation

Let’s Get Formally Introduced.

CORTADO VENTURES

+1 (405) 698-1748

investors@cortado.ventures

12 E California Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104