Nathaniel Harding and Sean Kouplen were recently interviewed by Steve Gelsi with The Deal on the growth of Oklahoma’s venture capital ecosystem. Cortado is working to grow Oklahoma by nourishing local entrepreneurs. By focusing on businesses with a presence in the region including life sciences, business-to-business software, virtual health, energy tech, unmanned systems, cybersecurity, agriculture technology, mobility and analytics, Cortado is looking to grow Oklahoma into a hub for technology startups.

“There are some very large companies that all started in Oklahoma, [and] there would have been 10 times that many if we had the venture capital base that we have now,” said Sean Kouplen, an independent member of the Cortado Ventures investment committee and also Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce.