Vinny is a Co-Founder and Partner at Vocap Ventures based in the firm’s Vero Beach office, and is a Board Member for Apollidon Learning, Bridgevine, Essess, and formerly Sundrop Mobile before its sale to Mercury Payment Systems.
Vinny has a unique blend of investing, operating, and strategy experience that spans more than 20 years professionally; and more than 30 years when factoring in his entrepreneurial roots, which began in his teens. Prior to Vocap, Vinny was CEO of Bridgevine, an advertising technology company focused on customer acquisition and recognized by the INC 500/5000 the past 6 years in a row. Vinny remains involved as an Executive Board member, and advisor to the incumbent CEO to continue Bridgevine’s ascent in advertising technology. Prior to Bridgevine, Vinny was VP of Corporate Development at 360networks, a fiber optic telecommunications company that went public in the spring of 2000. Prior to 360networks, Vinny spent 8 years as a consultant including 4 years as Partner at Mercer Consulting (division of Marsh McLennan); and with KPMG Peat Marwick. Vinny spent two years at Coopers and Lybrand.
Vinny is also on the board of the Riverside Theatre, the Indian River Education Foundation, and is Florida Chapter Chair for Young Presidents Organization. Vinny has an MBA & MHS (Master of Health Science) from the University of Florida, and BS of Accounting from Flagler College. In his spare time, Vinny enjoys travelling to unique places with his wife and three children and playing tennis.
Michael is a Principal at Vocap Ventures based in the firm’s New York City office, and is a Board Member for Evisors and a Board Observer for Food52, MediaMath, Routehappy, and formerly Sundrop Mobile before its sale to Mercury Payment Systems. Michael is also involved with Mobile System 7 via Vocap Ventures’ Angel Fund.
Prior to joining Vocap, Michael worked at Safeguard Scientifics, a growth-stage venture firm, as a member of their Technology Deal Team where he evaluated investments within Internet/New Media, FinTech, Healthcare IT, and Enterprise Software in addition to supporting the firm’s technology portfolio companies. Michael began his career in Merrill Lynch’s Technology Investment Banking Group focused on Enterprise Software & IT Services.
Michael holds a BSBA from Boston University’s School of Management where he graduated magna cum laude with a focus on Finance and Operations & Technology Management. In his spare time, Michael can be found snowboarding in his home state of Colorado, attempting to improve his golf game, or pursuing his more recent passion for skydiving.
Wendy is a Senior Associate at Vocap Ventures based in the firm’s Vero Beach office.
Prior to joining Vocap Wendy was the Director of Finance at Bridgevine, an advertising technology company focused on customer acquisition, where her role included several rounds of fundraising, extensive financial modeling and analysis, and as a founding employee was instrumental in the substantial growth of the company. Before joining Bridgevine Wendy was a Senior Accountant at Kimley Horn & Associates.
Wendy holds a BS from University of Miami’s School of Business with focus on Finance and Contract Law. In her spare time, Wendy enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two daughters, cycling and running.
Linda is the Executive Assistant for Vocap Ventures based in the firm’s Vero Beach office.
Prior to joining Vocap, Linda was the Executive Assistant for Bridgevine for 8 years, an advertising technology company focused on customer acquisition, where she focused mainly on the supporting the CEO, Vinny Olmstead and the Board of Directors. Prior to joining Bridgevine, Linda worked as Executive Assistant to senior management at AT&T, NCR Corporation & GE in European and Japanese Marketing Groups.
Linda attended Ohio State University. In her spare time, Linda enjoys traveling, hiking and running.