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Investing in Technology for the Built World

Investing in Technology for the Built World

Focused exclusively on venture capital opportunities in “Technology for the Built World,” Brick & Mortar Ventures (B&M) identifies, backs, and enables emerging companies developing innovative software and hardware solutions to improve the way we design, build, and maintain the physical world surrounding us. Its hyper-focused mandate allows B&M to continuously develop industry expertise and relationships across these large and growing verticals and build value to its portfolio by taking a hands-on, active role as an investor and partner to its companies.

Founded by Darren Bechtel, B&M leverages its management’s combined experience and valuable networks within architecture, engineering, construction, and facilities management to (i) identify and evaluate new technologies, and (ii) add concrete value to its portfolio through introducing partnership opportunities, facilitating distribution agreements, and matching companies with industry luminaries as value-add advisors and directors.

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