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Barney Harford


On April 19, 2016, the Board appointed Messrs. Harford as a Director. Barney Harford, served as Chief Executive Officer of Orbitz Worldwide, Inc. from 2009 to 2015, leading a successful turnaround that culminated in a sale to Expedia, Inc. in 2015. Previously, Harford served in multiple roles at Expedia from 1999 to 2006, including as President of Expedia Asia Pacific from 2004 to 2006, leading the company's entry into China, Japan and Australia. Harford serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Lola, a chat-based travel planning service that offers customers personalized recommendations for hotels, flights and more. He also serves on the Board of LiquidPlanner, a dynamic project management solution for technology teams. Harford previously served on the Boards of eLong, GlobalEnglish, Crystal Orange Hotel Group (formerly Mandarin Hotel Holdings) and Orbitz Worldwide. Harford holds an MBA degree from INSEAD and a Master of Arts degree in Natural Sciences from Clare College, Cambridge University.

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Chicago, IL
  • United States

Barney Harford Investments (12)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Redeam 05-Mar-2018 Early Stage VC 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000.000 05-Apr-2016 00000 00000 0000 Application Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 04-May-2015 00000 00000 00.000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 27-Feb-2015 00000 00000 00.00 Software Development Applications Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000 00000000 0 10-Jun-2014 0000 00000 000 Hotels and Resorts Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
00000.000 24-Apr-2013 000000000 00.000 Automotive Generating Revenue/Not Profitable 000000 0000000
000000 28-Mar-2011 00000 00000 00.00 Social/Platform Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000000
0000000000000 18-Jun-2009 00000 00000 00.000 Business/Productivity Software Profitable 000000 0000000
RealSelf 23-Apr-2007 Early Stage VC 00000 Information Services (B2C) Profitable 000000 0000000
Glassdoor 01-Jan-2007 Seed Round 00000 Information Services (B2C) Profitable 000000 0000000
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Barney Harford Exits (6)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
Glassdoor 21-Jun-2018 Merger/Acquisition 00.00 Completed
0000 03-Apr-2018 0000000000 00000 Completed
  • 2 buyers
0000000 29-Jan-2018 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 000000000
000000 20-Jul-2016 000000000000000000 Completed
  • 0000000 00000 29-Dec-2015 Bankruptcy: Liquidation Completed
Zillow 20-Jul-2011 IPO 000.00 Completed
  • PAR Capital Management
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Barney Harford Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office Contact
Barney Harford Angel Investor 00 0 Chicago, IL