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

  • Builder Highlight: Global Entrepreneurship Week
  • PortCo News
  • Cortado News
  • Ecosystem News & Events

Builder Highlight: Global Entrepreneurship Week

Today marks the start of the entrepreneurial extravaganza of the year: Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW)! From November 13-19, 2023, the globally celebrated week is packed with innovation, inspiration, and incredible opportunities that transcend borders. Local celebration include events all across Oklahoma, join community of doers and dreamers as we celebrate entrepreneurship on an unprecedented scale. GEW unites 10 million individuals from every corner of the globe, igniting their entrepreneurial spirit through a myriad of activities, competitions, and events. Read more.

PortCo News

TIME Magazine Best New Inventions of 2023: Nuview & Pipedream

Cortado Ventures is proud to share that 2 of our portfolio companies we’re featured in TIME’s Best New Inventions of 2023 list. Nuview and Pipedream Labs are both building revolutionary technologies that will shape how we see and use earth from outer space to underground, respectively. These two best inventions that have captured the world’s attention among the 200 inventions listed globally. We’re proud to back this groundbreaking technology. Read More.

nSight Surgical Honored with Surgical Transformation award

Congratulations to one of our portcos, nSight Surgical for receiving Best in Class for Surgical Transformation award at the 2023 HLTH awards. Centered on the patient, nSight collaborates with healthcare providers to minimize surprises and ensure top-notch care. Watch the ceremony here.

Senslytics highlighted in the Journal Record

The application of Artificial Intelligence goes far beyond the familiar generative tools. We’re proud to back Senslytics, which is a part of startup movement leveraging AI to create real-world solutions. Read more.

Cortado News

Moradi discusses investment into Moat Biotechnology

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Investing in innovation that matters: our General Partner Mike Moradi articulates our commitment to Moat Biotechnology, the first western company to demonstrate a successful inhaled COVID booster in a clinical trial. Read more.

Latest Episodes of MidCon Markup

Episode #2: Past, Present, and Future with Legendary Oklahoma Entrepreneur Scott Klososky: Coming from a family with humble beginnings and developing a distaste for formal education throughout childhood, Scott Klososky blazed his own trail with entrepreneurship that includes a $115M exit, a unicorn IPO, a joint-venture with the Soviet Union, and an internationally acclaimed speaking and consulting program centered on futurism.

Episode #3: How to Raise Venture Capital with Susan Moring: Investment Principal Susan Moring sits down with MidCon Markup host Cody Merrill to share practical insights instructing founders how to pursue investment from Cortado and other VCs. Hint: It takes a lot of follow-up! Listen here! (Fun Fact: The podcast’s name was Susan’s brainchild).

Susan Moring speaks on the Female VC Lab podcast

Investment Principal Susan Moring delves into the inspiration behind her journey into venture capitalism, articulates her perspective on investment opportunities, and reflects on the dynamic evolution of the venture capital landscape on the Female VC Lab podcast. Read more.

Nathaniel Harding featured on podcasts

“Your optimism and the narrative you tell yourself that this needs to happen and I’m the one to do it is what keeps you going.”

Our managing partner, Nathaniel Harding has been featured on four podcasts recently. Check out these episodes:

  1. The Daily Grind: Check out this insightful podcast on Spotify and Apple Music
  2. Foring the Future with Chris Howard: Unleashing Innovation and Wisdom at TechCrunch Disrupt
  3. Billion Dollar Moves with Sarah Chen-Spellings: Investing in the Midcontinent
  4. Nothing Ventured: Evolution Oklahoma’s Industry and Rise of Cortado Ventures

Internship Applications open

We are looking for interns in Oklahoma City! Platform (Media) opportunities available for 2024. Cortado interns will have the opportunity to experience the venture capital industry, interact with high growth startups, and learn from experienced entrepreneurs. Application closes on Nov. 17th. Apply here!

Ecosystem News & Events

You’re Invited: Fund II Launch Celebration

Come join us celebrate the growth of our ecosystem. This is a celebration about founders, investors, innovators, thought leaders, ecosystem builders and much more. Our ecosystem has more capital, more founders and more startups than ever before and we are just on The Verge of what’s next to come.

On Nov. 28th, we welcome you to Skyline on Bricktown Canal (2 E California Ave) in Oklahoma City at 4:30 p.m. to celebrate. We will have hors d’oeuvres, drinks and great company. RSVP TODAY!

White House Designates Tulsa as Tech Hub

The White House designates Tulsa as a “Tech Hub,” unlocking potential $75 million funding. Selected among 31 hubs, Tulsa’s THETA initiative, led by Tulsa Innovation Labs, focuses on autonomous technologies and strengthens economic and national security. Read more.

OKC Black Chamber hosts Lunch & Learn

To compete in today’s entrepreneurial landscape, you must know your numbers. A financial model gives you a roadmap to quantifiable success. Join the OKC Black Chamber as it hosts Rod Walton on Nov. 16th, who will share tips and tools on building a financial model that best serves you and your customers. Register here.

OKC Innovation District’s 2023 Annual Breakfast

Join our friends at the OKCID Annual Breakfast where investors, industry leaders and innovators will be apart of the celebration of a thriving community. As one of the sponsors for this event we invite you to celebrate with us. Register here.

Cocktails & Collaboration

Elevate your networking game at Cocktails & Collaboration at the Skydance Brewing Co. on November 14th. Immerse yourself in opportunities that will push you beyond your comfort zone. Register here.