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17 Best & Most Active Kentucky Investment Partners

Investment Partners play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Kentucky Investment Partners. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Kentucky Investment Partners

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


David Jones

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Recognizing the absence of resident venture capital managers in Mid-America as a business opportunity, David founded Chrysalis Ventures in 1…


Ed Pope

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ed is a succesful entreprenure who founded, and built to global scale several tech enameled companies in different doctors. After some succe…


Frank Chen

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Frank Chen is a partner at the venture capital firm, [Andreessen Horowitz](http://www.crunchbase.com/organization/andreessenhorowitz). B…


Paul Ehlinger

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

Paul Ehlinger joined Allos Ventures in December 2019. Previously, Paul managed the Kentucky Enterprise Fund, which is the state’s venture…


Brad Zapp

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Brad Zapp is the founder of Connetic Ventures, prior to he co-Founded Legacy Financial which he successfully exited in 2014. His passion for…


Bob Saunders

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

Bob Saunders is general partner at OCA Ventures


Kelby Price

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Grant, Seed

Investment Partner at Mammoth View & Executive Director of Venture Development for KSTC.


Lawrence S. Wexler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Larry Wexler is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Turning Point Brands. During his 13 years with the company, Larry served in sev…


TJ Abood

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

TJ Abood – Partner, Chief Investment Officer @ Access Ventures


Bruce Lunsford

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Investor Type: Investment Partner, Individual/Angel

Investment Stage: Seed

William Bruce Lunsford (born November 11, 1947) is an American Democratic politician from Kentucky. He has served various roles in the Kentu…


Marigrace Ragsdale

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Marigrace Ragsdale is a Senior Associate at Render Capital.


Raymond Fitzpatrick

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

As our Investment Analyst, Raymond takes the lead on the initial evaluation of business plan submissions and conducts the financial due dili…


Bryce Butler

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Bryce Butler


Ben Terry

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Ben Terry is the Chief Creative and a Partner at Access Ventures. He provides creative support to the firm’s portfolio companies and initiat…


Lisa Bajorinas

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Lisa Bajorinas


Moses Icyishaka

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Moses Icyishaka serves as a Principal for Investments at Access Ventures.


Michael Heartlein

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Investor Type: Investment Partner

Investment Stage:

Michael Heartlein – Vice President, Research @ Shire

Written by Mark Kendall

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