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BRD Motorcycles

BRD will be the dominant motorcycle company of the electric era. We build not just better electrics, but better motorcycles.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2010
  • Employees 11
  • Website

Company Summary

BRD's mission is to build electrics that are simply better, cheaper, and faster than the gas options - this gives us reach beyond environmentalists to the mainstream of this $70B growth market. To achieve this BRD developed and owns more of the drivetrain than anyone else in the space - more than Tesla owned in the Roadster. Based on this proprietary tech, BRD is delivering performance, design, and economy unheard of and unexpected from an eV.


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    Marc Fenigstein

    Marc is a veteran design and innovation consultant from BCG and frog design inc. He has run product strategy, development, and innovation programs for HP, SC Johnson, and NASA among others, delivering dozens of products, services, and experiences to market.

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    Derek Dorresteyn

    Derek was born racing motorcycles, and has spent a career in design, engineering, and manufacturing. If it can be built, Derek can build it. He is a renaissance, self-taught engineer who architected and developed the revolutionary BRD drivetrain from scratch.

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    Jeff Sand

    Jeff is a veteran of the outdoor sports and recreation industry, filing his first patent at age 16 on the skateboard trucks he was casting out of his garage. He later invented the step-in snowboard binding, leading Switch to acquisition by Vans. He has over 30 years of experience in building brands, designing, developing, and manufacturing 100s of products. He is responsible for the breathtaking form of the RedShift.

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    Victor Pritzker
    VP Sales

    Victor successfully developed the sales program and dealer network for Vectrix Corporation, leading them to 100 dealerships and 2800 unit sales in their first year, still a record for any electric two-wheeler. At BRD, we are leveraging his strategy, expertise, and network to repeat and exceed his prior success.


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    Samuel Angus, Fenwick & West
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    Larry Smith, Larry Smith CPA

Previous Investors

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    Mike Donoughe, former Tesla, now COO, Bright Automotive
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    Josef Jung, Founding Partner, Wing Lake Capital
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    Iain Grae, Founder, Real Motocross