Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

In this month’s Doubleshot Newsletter, you will find:

  • Midcon VC Summit 2024
  • Cortado News
  • Portco News
  • Ecosystem News & Events


Midcon VC Summit 2024

Registration Is Open!

The Midcon VC Summit is coming to Bentonville! Join us for our 2nd annual event on May 9th in Bentonville, AR, at Ledger. At the Midcon VC Summit, we’re committed to fostering dynamic discussions that spotlight the achievements, challenges, and boundless opportunities for technology innovation within our domestic emerging market.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and early bird registration is open until March 29th at 11:59 pm! Don’t delay in taking advantage of discounted pricing. Register Now!

Cortado News

2023 Year in Review and 2024 Outlook

Reflecting on an incredible journey in 2023! Partner Nathaniel Harding shares insights on a remarkable year where we raised $80M for Fund II. We deepened ties with institutional investors, expanding on the achievements of Fund I. Read more on our look back at 2023!

Why We Invested: Lumata Health

Check out our latest ‘Why We Invested’ blog highlighting Lumata Health. Written by our Entrepreneur-In-Residence, Cody Merrill, this article shares what Lumata Health is doing to leverage and create opportunities in healthcare gains and future chronic eye care management. Read more on this insightful blog!

Founder Hour

Founders: Past, Present, & Future

Join Cortado Ventures for our quarterly Founder Hour event, where we explore the theme ‘Founders: Past, Present and Future.’ Listen as founders with over a decade of experience share alongside founders shaping the current landscape and emerging talent. All will share their journeys, challenges, and strategies for success. Guests will also hear from The Verge the significance of supporting startups and the pivotal role a Founder’s ecosystem plays in their growth. Don’t miss out on this enlightening discussion! Sign up now!

Enjoy an open bar and light hors d’oeuvres. Attire will be smart casual.

Portco News

Portco Highlight

Myri Health

Myri Health, led by the visionary Dr. Pinkey Patel, is poised to revolutionize maternal healthcare for mothers worldwide. Dr. Patel’s journey, combined with her extensive expertise as a clinical pharmacist, certified personal trainer, and pre/postnatal corrective exercise specialist, has uniquely positioned her to address the critical gap in postpartum care. Cortado Ventures is proud to support Myri Health’s mission to redefine maternal healthcare and create a safer, more supportive world for all mothers.

Lumata Health in the News

Axios: Lumata Health Hauls in $5.5M for Virtual Eye Care

In an exclusive feature by AxiosLumata Health’s Series A+ funding round from 2023 was highlighted. Lumata Health specializes in virtual care management for chronic eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, and glaucoma. Cortado Ventures, led by managing partner Nathaniel Harding, spearheaded the round, emphasizing Lumata’s solution to a pressing healthcare issue with substantial market demand, saying, “They are solving a real problem with a massive market of need.” Read more on this exclusive feature.

CorriXR in the News

OETA’s Oklahoma News Report

Our Principal, Susan Moring, joined CorriXR CEO Deborah Moorad and Dr. James Battiste, a neuro-oncologist from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, in an exclusive interview with OETA. This insightful interview highlights the pioneering efforts this amazing company is making in transforming gene editing technology for cancer treatment. Click here to watch the interview!


Portco Jobs

  • Drov – Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Boddle Learning – Senior Game Server Side Engineer
  • Senslytics – QA Engineer
  • Senslytics – Senior Data Scientist
  • Senslytics – Data Scientist
  • Senslytics – Senior Full Stack Developer
  • Myri Health – Head of Operations
  • Volt – Head of Customer Experience
  • Volt – Product & Software Engineer
  • Volt – Technical Onboarding Specialist
  • Volt – Customer Support Representative
  • Volt – Business Development Representative


Ecosystem News & Events

Builder Highlight

gener8tor – Oklahoma City Accelerator

Meet gener8tor, a nationally renowned venture capital firm, and accelerator that’s indeed leaving its mark on the startup landscape. Gener8tor invests in eight high-growth startups per cohort through their Oklahoma City branch. What sets this program apart is its industry-agnostic and business model-agnostic approach, which welcomes a diverse range of startups regardless of their field or business model.