After finding the Form D that Brammo filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday, I wrote a short post, at the end of which I indicated that today we’d look at some of the names listed on the form.
Under the “Related Persons” of the form are the following men, listed as Directors:
Kuk Yi is a Vice President at Best Buy and is also a Managing Partner at Best Buy Capital. Best Buy Capital, the Venture Capital arm of Best Buy, was a major part of the $10 million Series A offering Brammo received in 2008.
Brian Wawro is the Senior Vice President of Investments at Chrysalix Energy, the other VC fund that provided a sizable chunk of Brammo’s 2008 funding.
Bruce Gilpin is the Chief Financial Officer of Brammo. According to my sources, he’s the one responsible for the “Re-use paperclips” sign on the office supplies cabinet at Brammo. Actually, I made that up… but he is a big part of why Brammo is what it is today.
David Kurtz – According to Sustainable Business Oregon, Kurtz is with Alpine Inc., an oil and gas investment firm out of Oklahoma. You might be wondering why an oil and gas firm in Oklahoma want to invest in a little electric motorcycle company in Oregon. Wonder away.
According to Hell For Leather, Brammo hopes to go public one day. “One of the goals of the company is to be super capital efficient and get to profitability with as little capital expense cost as possible,” said Bramscher. “That is why leveraging partners like Flextronics to their highest and best contribution is critical and a huge differentiator for Brammo.”