In this episode, Hall welcomes Kim Banham, Principal at Connetic Ventures.
Connetic Ventures is an early-stage VC that uses proprietary data and machine learning to remove bias, increase efficiency, and create transparency. They view themselves 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, Connetic Ventures created Wendal. Wendal is their AI bot that helps them 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.
Kim is responsible for investments in the United States, Europe, and Israel. Her background in organizational communications and business finance allows her to build relationships with investors as well as startup companies. Kim enjoys traveling, but after living abroad in Slovenia, Croatia, Switzerland, and Hungary for 8 years, she is happy to call Northern Kentucky home. Kim is passionate about funding female and minority founders and treating all founders equally.
Kim shares what excites her now in the industry. She advises investors and entrepreneurs and shares some of the challenges they face.
Kim can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and via LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/kim-banham-05b039138/.
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