Cortado Ventures Announces Fund II

Cortado Ventures announces Fund II, aiming for $80M fund to be largest in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – March 28, 2022 – Venture capital firm Cortado Ventures announces the launch of its second fund, with the goal to raise $80 million. The Oklahoma City-based firm will expand its investments in pre-seed through Series A early-stage tech companies in the energy, logistics, life sciences and future of work sectors, with all companies either located in or with strong ties to Oklahoma and the Midcontinent region.

Founded in 2020 by expert entrepreneurs and business leaders Nathaniel Harding, David Woods and Mike Moradi, Cortado Ventures aims to boost venture capital activity in the underfunded and overlooked Midcontinent region. Cortado Ventures’ first fund raised more than $20 million, one of the largest in Oklahoma to date, and is performing in the top 10% of all VC funds in the nation, according to VC support platform AngelList.

“The success of our first fund proves that our thesis is spot-on: there is incredible opportunity to invest in and work alongside ambitious, growth-driven companies that will define a new generation of innovation for the Midcontinent,” said Nathaniel Harding, Cortado Ventures Managing Partner. “At Cortado, we leverage our team’s deep experience as leaders and innovators to position our portfolio companies for accelerated growth.”

About Cortado Ventures
Cortado Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in ambitious, growth-driven companies to define a new generation of economic prosperity for the Midcontinent region. As one of the largest VC funds in Oklahoma, Cortado’s focus is on tech companies bringing innovative solutions to the energy, logistics, life sciences, aerospace and the future of work sectors. For more information, visit