This week we welcome friends of the podcast, Brad Zapp and Vance VanDrake. Both have been involved in the startup scene for years and are considered OG's in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
Vance VanDrake is a legendary Patent Attorney at Ulmer & Berne LLP and Author of The Patent Game. We tell people he literally wrote the book on patents, which he technically did. Vance is also our go-to guy when it comes to anything Myers–Briggs related. Not sure what that is? Well, listen to this episode because Vance breaks it down and discusses how knowing your type can help you understand your strengths and more importantly weaknesses.
Brad Zapp is the unofficial king of venture capitalists in the State of Kentucky. According to our podcast hosts and many others in the state. Brad is Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Connetic Ventures in Covington, Kentucky, a $30M Venture Capital Firm where he has made some incredible investments.
Their mission is to invest in under represented founders and teams in under represented geographies. The vision is to completely flip the look and feel of tomorrows leaders and companies in between the coasts. His portfolio and investment thesis is wide, specializing in early stage companies that touch Data, Fin tech, eCommerce, D2C, and CPG.
Brad recently took personality assessments to the next level with Wendal. It's an intelligence driven software he and other VC's use to determine the right mix of startup founders. How does it work? Listen in and take the test and hear Brad break down what they look for when it comes to investing in the right people.