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Bart Schachter

BS '87

Managing Director
Blueprint Ventures (San Francisco, CA)


Bart Schachter is a Managing Director of Blueprint Ventures. Bart brings 17 years of entrepreneurial, venture, and industry operating experience in communication semiconductors, wireless, and infrastructure software. He has backed and served on the boards of over 20 emerging technology companies including Covad, Copper Mountain, Media4 (EchoStar), NorthPoint, AccessLan (AFC), IteX, GlobeSpanVirata (Conexant), and Broadband Access Systems (ADC).

Bart's current investment focus includes wireless technologies, nanoelectronics, communications semiconductors, and early-stage Corporate IP Spinouts.

Bart started his venture capital career in 1996 at Intel Capital as Director of Networking and Communication Investments. He led investments spanning all areas of communications infrastructure including service providers, systems, and semiconductor companies. Before joining Intel, Bart was a successful entrepreneur, founding an enterprise LAN services and integration firm, later acquired by Alphanet, a public systems integration firm. In his spare time, Bart enjoys mountain biking, playing tennis, running, and traveling with his wife and their Hungarian Vizsla. He has lived throughout the world and is fluent in three languages.


Bart holds a BS in Computer Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

Board Affiliations

His current board responsibilities include WiSpry, KeyEye Communications, AirTight Networks, Kiptronic, and LANDesk.