TechCrunch recently wrote an article highlighting Cortado and their success as one of Oklahoma’s largest venture fund to date. Cortado started with the goal of growing companies in Oklahoma and the Midwest, but they are not restricted to a particular region. Cortado focuses more on what the company does rather than where they are located.

“With the pandemic threatening Oklahoma’s economy, more attention than ever was placed on the need to diversify our economy and create future-ready tech jobs,” Harding said. “There was also a sense that innovation and startups would multiply, and that technology disruption and adoption would accelerate. In fact, we contend that there has never been a better time to start a new company. Our investors sensed this too.”