July 6, 2023
Contact: Anthony Triana

Cortado Ventures partners with WatersEdge to foster innovation and transform lives in Oklahoma and beyond

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cortado Ventures is pleased to announce an initial investment from WatersEdge into its Fund II as an institutional limited partner (LP). This investment  aims to revolutionize industries and create opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals across Oklahoma.

“Cortado’s focus on developing a new and unique market through early-stage investments is a key reason we are excited to invest in this Fund, said David Depuy, WatersEdge Advisors President. “This opportunity will allow us to grow our endowment while supporting economic and jobs growth in Oklahoma.”

Cortado Ventures’ Fund II is focused on investing in and working alongside ambitious, growth-driven companies solving today’s real problems. This fund will define a new generation of innovation by leveraging the deep expertise in legacy industries such as energy, logistics, life sciences and future of work to position the Midcontinent for accelerated growth. 

“Oklahoma is in a prime position to grow into a hub for transformative innovation and economic growth. Our vision is that, by nurturing entrepreneurship and supporting visionary ideas, we can cultivate an environment that creates a ripple effect of positive change across the region,” said Nathaniel Harding, Managing Partner of Cortado Ventures. “We are excited to partner with WatersEdge as we work toward our vision of propelling Oklahoma and the Midcontinent region to the forefront of innovation in key legacy industries.” 

About Cortado Ventures
Cortado Ventures is an early-stage venture capital firm that invests in ambitious, growth-driven companies, backing a new generation of economic prosperity for Oklahoma and 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

About WatersEdge
WatersEdge exists to financially empower donors and ministries to transform lives with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. WatersEdge accomplishes this through smart charitable giving solutions that help multiply donors’ gifts, Biblically grounded investment strategies that maximize charitable distributions, and powerful financial services like loans, investments and accounting that provide churches with practical tools to facilitate growth.