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Brightest Orange Capital

Coming Soon


Brightest Orange Capital is an early-stage venture capital fund with investors as limited partners, managed by Brightest Orange Ventures.  Through our early-stage investments and our network of business professionals and investment partners, we aim to diversify the Oklahoma economy and generate economic growth through export sales and high-quality jobs. 


Investment Criteria:

  • Oklahoma-based startups with high growth potential

  • OSU-affiliated startups that have:

    • Licensed OSU technology, or

    • OSU faculty/staff/student co-founders, or

    • OSU alumni co-founders

  • Startup’s seed rounds:

    • Customer-environment prototype demonstrated

    • Target market customer value proposition initially validated

    • High-growth business model and go-to-market plan initial understanding

    • Strong co-founder team and/or advisors that represents technology and business aspects

    • Funds used to launch product/service to market and gain initial customer traction

    • Investment made either as convertible note or preferred equity

    • $50,000 to $200,000 investments

  • Startup’s Series A round and follow-on:

    • Market traction

    • Participating co-investors in the round

    • Funds used to continue growth trajectory

    • Investment made either as convertible note or preferred equity

    • $200,000 to $500,000 investments



  • Translate lifechanging ideas to product reality

  • Technology-based, Oklahoma-based high-growth companies with connection to OSU

  • Local ecosystem building through commercially relevant research and education opportunities with OSU

  • Attract and catalyze other capital within and to Oklahoma

  • Local and state economic development through export sales of high-value products and services

  • Diversification of the local and state economy

  • Quality jobs and retention of high caliber OSU graduates and faculty

  • Wealth generation for co-founders

  • Return on investment potential for investors

  • Cowboy Innovations funding for more early-stage OSU pipeline

  • Greater engagement among OSU alumni and friends

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