Managing Partner, Cortado Ventures

Bio Info

Nathaniel Harding stands as an exceptional force within the realms of technology, innovation, startups, and angel investing. As both the Managing Partner of Cortado Ventures and a distinguished Kauffman Fellow—a prestigious program reserved for the top 1% of venture capitalists—Nathaniel possesses an extraordinary knack for identifying and propelling growth-centric technology companies.

His extensive experience as an entrepreneur, technologist, and visionary makes him a captivating guest for any podcast seeking insightful discussions. Nathaniel has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and celebrated as a Most Admired CEO in Oklahoma. Under his guidance, Cortado Ventures has grown to manage a substantial $120M in assets, a testament to his strategic acumen and ability to foster success.

Nathaniel's entrepreneurial prowess is accentuated by his involvement in a remarkable $120M sale of a midcontinent resource play, showcasing his adeptness in strategic planning, financial modeling, and harnessing the potential of expansive datasets. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Nathaniel's broad spectrum of experiences and unwavering community dedication underscore his commitment to effecting positive change. A former Air Force Captain and Afghanistan veteran, his devotion to service and collaborative efforts remains evident. Additionally, his global market prowess becomes evident through a successful Beijing-based joint venture with major Chinese entities, demonstrating his proficiency in international business landscapes.

Nathaniel's active engagement in education, economic development, and initiatives fostering social equity reflects his fervor for driving meaningful transformations within communities. His visionary approach is further demonstrated by his appointments, having been chosen by the Oklahoma Governor to chair the workforce and economic development council and appointed by the OKC Mayor to oversee $777M in infrastructure and quality of life projects.

For investors seeking cutting-edge perspectives and avenues for investment within technology, innovation, and startups, Nathaniel Harding offers an invaluable wealth of expertise. With his striking background, entrepreneurial achievements, and unwavering commitment to fostering global betterment, Nathaniel emerges as an exemplary guest for podcasts catering to high net worth entrepreneurs and early-stage visionaries across diverse sectors. Let him inspire your listeners to explore investment prospects that steer growth and prosperity in the ever-evolving panorama of technology and innovation.

Previous Interviews

How That Happened

63. Nathaniel Harding – Cortado Ventures – Investing in Oklahoma’s Pioneering Spirit

Funding & Disrupting

Nathaniel Harding of Cortado Ventures and the Funding of Recuro Health

The Over 50 Entrepreneur

Nathaniel Harding | Spotting the Potential for Explosive Growth

Oklahoma Venture Forum Podcast

Nathaniel Harding, Cortado Ventures 1/22

Ask An Investor

Ep. 34 – Nathaniel Harding Managing Partner, Cortado Ventures

StitchCrew Change Makers Podcast

#29 Launching a VC Fund in Oklahoma

Oklahoma Real Estate Show

EP25 - Oklahoma City Council to Get New Faces

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

One of the Top 10 breakouts presenting at

TechCrunch Disrupt 2023

Join the global startup community and hear Nathaniel and all of these amazing breakouts at TechCrunch Disrupt 2023, September 19–21 in San Francisco

Topic Suggestions

Pioneering early-stage investments in technology and innovation

Discovering the untapped potential and growth opportunities in overlooked sectors

Building economic prosperity: Strategy for accelerated growth in early-stage companies

From concept to success: Navigating pre-seed rounds and series funding in key sectors

Founders supporting founders: A team-building journey

Nathaniel's journey from Air Force commander to venture capitalist

Navigating entrepreneurship amidst the pandemic

Driving innovation in the heartland: Bringing massive change to Oklahoma and beyond

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