Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF)

Join us in celebrating the major success of the 2024 Midcon VC Summit! We are also thrilled to announce that General Partner Mike Moradi has been named a Class 29 Kauffman Fellow. Additionally, Cortado Ventures is experiencing a surge in FDI Market interest in Oklahoma, as highlighted by Managing Partner Nathaniel Harding. Our portfolio company Pipedream Labs has raised $13 million to revolutionize delivery services with their innovative underground tunnel network. Meanwhile, Myri Health will showcase their latest pregnancy support product at the “Google for Startups” Demo Day. Plus, don’t miss out on the exciting events and job opportunities listed below!

Newsletter Elements

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


2024 Midcon VC Summit: Major Success!

We are thrilled to announce the amazing success of the 2024 Midcon VC Summit! What an incredible week it has been! From the Summit Welcome Mixer at Meteor Guitar Gallery to amazing presentations at the Summit Opening Reception at Thaden School to the inspiring talks at the Midcon VC Summit by our keynote speakers and founders, this year’s summit has exceeded all our expectations. Events like the Farm to Fork Cooking Demo and the Innovation Bus Tours added to the enriching experience.

We extend our heartfelt thanks to our sponsors, vendors, and community partners for their invaluable contributions to making this event a success. The event absolutely would not have been the same without you, our attendees, with your insightful questions, engagement with our speakers, and enthusiasm throughout the event.

There is more to come for Midcon VC! Follow us on social media to stay in the loop on all things 2024 Summit and what’s to come in 2025! Check out our photo gallery from the 2024 Summit! All folders will be up to date by end of day Friday, May 24, 2024!

Cortado News

Mike Moradi Announced as Class 29 Fellow

General Partner Mike Moradi has been selected to join the Kauffman Fellows in the upcoming Class 29. Kauffman Fellows prides itself on choosing the most globally diverse and innovative VC leaders from around the world to partake in their outstanding educational development program. This is an incredible honor, and we are not surprised that it has been bestowed upon Moradi. He follows Managing Partner Nathaniel Harding, who is currently in Kauffman Fellows Class 28.

Let’s congratulate Mike Moradi on this tremendous achievement

Cortado Ventures FDI Market Interest

With an uptick in investor interest, Cortado Ventures is positioned front and center for FDI Market interest pouring into Oklahoma. Our Managing Partner, Nathaniel Harding, shares how interest has grown significantly in the last two years. Read the full story here!

Portco News

Portco Highlight: Mito Material Solutions


MITO’s patented platform technology creates hybrid additives that significantly enhance the strength, durability, flexibility, and sustainability of fiber-reinforced composites and thermoplastics. By seamlessly integrating into existing manufacturing processes, MITO offers scalable and adaptable solutions without the need for changes. Their commitment to real-world problem-solving, collaboration, and open innovation sets them apart, driving forward a future where high-performing materials are accessible to all.

Pipedream Labs in the News

Pipedream Labs raises $13M for Underground Delivery

Pipedream Labs has raised over $13 million in their latest funding round. They plan to use this funding to advance their mission of making hyperlogistics a reality this decade. This fast, low-cost, and efficient underground robotic delivery system will be developed thanks to their successful fundraising efforts. Read more here!

Myri Health in the News

Myri Health Unveils Innovative Product at Google Demo Day

One of our portfolio companies, Myri Health, is currently in New York actively promoting their latest product designed to support moms during pregnancy. Myri Health will present this innovative solution to both local and global audiences at the “Google for Startups” Demo Day, which will be live-streamed today. To watch Dr. Pinkey Patel and the Myri Health team in action on Thursday, May 23rd at 2:00pm ET, click the link to register!

Portco Jobs

Ardley – Senior Software Engineer
Boddle Learning – Senior Software Architect
Recuro Health – Software Engineer
Volt – Business Development Representative
Volt – Head of Finance
Volt – Head of Customer Experience
Volt – Product & Software Engineer

Ecosystem News & Events

Builder Highlight: Cultivate

Located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Cultivate is an organization dedicated to supporting local entrepreneurs. Recently, a generous investor committed to supporting Redemptive Entrepreneurs in Oklahoma City enabled a significant grant. As a result, each venture in Cohort 6 will receive a $25K non-dilutive grant (for for-profit ventures) or donation (for non-profit ventures). This funding will be awarded upon completion of the cohort, aiming to further resource ventures that demonstrate the potential for increased impact through additional capital.

Applications for Cohort 6 are open until the end of this month.

Ecosystem Events