Darren Bechtel is the founder and managing director of Brick & Mortar Ventures, the leading sector-specific venture capital fund focused on emerging technologies to improve the way we design, build, and maintain our built environment. Darren has been the single most active early-stage investor in AEC and FM tech over the past five years, with his first four construction tech deals being seed-round investments in PlanGrid, BuildZoom, BuildingConnected, and Rhumbix.
Darren holds a BS in mechanical engineering with a product design focus from Stanford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He has served as a board member on the Oak Meadow Foundation. He also serves on two private family foundations: Third Horizon Foundation and DHB (also known as the Samantha and Darren Bechtel Family Foundation).