How We Are Changing VC
We view ourselves as a data company that happens to invest in startups. Venture Capital is inefficient, biased, and relies heavily on human capital, which makes it nearly impossible to scale. To solve this issue we created Wendal™, Wendal™ is our AI bot that helps us analyze companies and teams. Wendal™ is reinventing Venture Capital by removing 'The Pitch' and giving all founders and companies a fair shot at being funded.

Unfair Advantage

Our unfair advantage is using data, not intuition or a majority vote, to make all investment decisions. Just like the 2003 Oakland A's, who pioneered the Moneyball concept, we are adding a layer of data to an industry that has relied on gut and intuition for more than a century. Yes, gut and intuition is what the majority of funds use to invest $254 billion annually. Our data isn't just financials or downloads either; we rely heavily on behavioral and psychographic data as well.

Unbiased Investing

Another benefit of data? It removes all bias from the investment process. At Connetic, 51% of our portfolio companies were founded by Women or Minority founders. The national VC average is between 6-8% . We clearly have a long way to go towards equality but we hope Connetic can be a driving force in bringing change to the industry.

A Quick Answer

We won't ghost you. We believe the second biggest problem in venture (after investment bias) is leaving founders waiting for an answer on funding. To address this problem, we created venture capital's smartest and fastest investment process. After applying for funding we will provide you with an initial level of interest within hours, and give you a final response withing 10 business days. This allows you to spend more time building your business.

Building a New Normal for Venture Capital
of investments have a woman or minority founder (8x VC average)
day turnaround for a final investment decision
proprietary data points collected and analyzed annually

Our Team

Brad Zapp
Managing Partner
Kyle Schlotman
Partner and CIO
Chris Hjelm
Kim Banham
Brooklynn DiPaolo
Social Media Strategist & Coordinator
Dawna Stoops
Accounting Clerk


"One of the best components of Connetic’s diligence process is Wendal. Not only were the results shockingly accurate, we learned more about our team dynamic, individual strengths, and potential gaps for future hiring. It was a refreshing and informative experience for our entire team."

– Elise Tresley, Realm Foods

"I found the application process to be the best VC process I've ever seen"

– Andrew Rowland, ClassKick

"Just so you know, Connetic has been the easiest investor we have ever dealt with. Thank you for having a streamlined process. It makes a world of difference from the entrepreneur's perspective."

– Maggie Galloway, InScope Medical

"I have to say that I have been incredibly impressed with the ease, speed and professionalism of your approach and will definitely be recommending you to other early stage founders."

– Richard Stokes, Winston Privacy

"I honestly had an awesome time learning about your work and what you are doing to progress the cause of unbiasing the investment process. I believe in your mission. I love love love it!"

– Catalina K, CEO of Loansense

"I appreciate this process [for the] lack of bias, the transparent feedback… I hope this is adopted by other funds, so more capital goes towards female or minority founders."

– Celise, CEO of Flowly

"I love the unique approach and impressive technology they have built, Connetic is one the most valuable investors we have."

– Alex Linebrink, CEO of Passage