Brennecke Partners LLC is a small boutique venture capital firm. The best way to describe who we are, and the industries in which we invest, is to review several of our representative transactions. The Brennecke portfolio spans multiple verticals with each investment sharing one important characteristic: the prospect for asymmetrical financial returns. Specifically an investment tailored around an attractive risk-reward opportunity with an investment structure to protect Brennecke and its co-investors.
Fiberoptics & Telcom Investments
Optical Communications Group (OCG), formed in 1998, is a privately held fiber optic connectivity provider. OCG offers high bandwidth fiber optic transmission capacity to a wide range of enterprise customers, voice/data carriers, and government. OCG owns and operates a facilities based network, with direct control of end-to-end network quality. OCG provides an extensive array of offerings including the design, construction and maintenance of fiber optic networks. OCG is proficient in managing the “last mile”, contributing to their reputation as an organization that provides a lower cost, secure, quality solution for fiber transport needs.
Long Island Fiber Exchange, Inc. (“LIFE”), is a facilities-based network service provider serving customers on Long Island, New York, and in Westchester County, New York. LIFE built one of the most dense fiber networks on Long Island, 900 miles of fiber and 550 lit buildings in its network at the time of its sale to Sidera Networks in December 2010. In turn, Sidera was acquired by Lightower Fiber Networks in 2013.
Medical Device Investments
Founded in 2009, ENDOCLEAR LLC is focused on developing novel tools and approaches to previously unaddressed or under-addressed problems in the field of respitory management. endOclear® with Collection Adapter, first commercialized in 2012 removes secretions, biofilm and bacteria from ventilated patient’s endotracheal tubes. Endoclear products have dramatically improved treatment for patients on ventilators.
Estech develops and markets a portfolio of innovative medical devices that enable cardiac surgeons to perform a variety of surgical procedures, while specializing in minimally invasive and hybrid ablation. The company’s COBRA line comprises a number of first‐ever ablation technologies invented, developed, and brought exclusively to market by Estech. These include temperature‐controlled RF energy delivery, Versapolar™ devices that provide both bipolar and monopolar energy, suction‐applied tissue contact, and internally‐cooled devices which provide superior ablation performance compared to other ablation systems.
Disruptive Industrial Technologies
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Innovative Dining Concepts
Big Smoke Burger, a burger concept founded in Toronto, Canada in November 2007. Serving handcrafted burgers and hand cut fries made in-house daily. Big Smoke Burger is committed to sourcing the freshest ingredients in order to deliver the best possible product. The restaurants are 1,000 to 2,500 sq feet and seat 50+ guests and have a modern look focusing on natural materials to give it an “old school” feel. The Big Smoke Burger philosophy is to serve excellent gourmet burgers in a clean, cool, casual environment with exceptional service. Brennecke financed the first franchise in Manhattan.
- patent assertion entities that enforced patent rights against infringers in order to collect licensing fees, specifically with respect to touchscreen technologies;
- financing litigation brought by creditors against directors and officers for pre-bankruptcy corporate actions
- contract performance litigation by financing out-of-pocket expenses in contingency related lawsuits.