Barney Pell Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1


  • Investments
  • 49

  • Portfolio
  • 24

  • Exits
  • 23


Barney Pell General Information


Dr. Barney Pell serves as President at Graphstax. He serves as Venture Partner at KittyHawk Ventures. He l is a Board Member of Ecoation Innovative Solutions. He was an Advisor of DynamicAction. He served as a Board Member of Ionomr. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Board Member and Advisor at LocoMobi. He is an Associate Founder and serves as Advisor at Singularity University. He serves as a Board Member at Speak With Me. He served as Advisor at Speak With Me. He was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of QuickPay. He served as SVP Partner at Social Impact Capital. He was previously Co-Founder and CEO of Powerset. He co-founded and served as Vice Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer of Moon Express, a private company building autonomous robotic lunar landers, and is also Associate Founder and Trustee of Singularity University. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from Cambridge University, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and his B.S. degree in Symbolic Systems from Stanford University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a National Merit Scholar.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate Office
  • San Francisco, CA
  • United States

Barney Pell Investments (49)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Plantiga 29-Jun-2021 Later Stage VC 00.00 Other Hardware Generating Revenue
Dooly 01-Sep-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue
A&K Robotics 03-Mar-2020 0000 00000 00.00 Other Hardware Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0
Cohesys 16-Oct-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Surgical Devices Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0
Grobo (Electronics (B2C)) 25-Sep-2019 00000 00000 Electronics (B2C) Bankruptcy: Liquidation 000000 0000 00.0
Ecoation 23-Mar-2019 0000 00000 00.00 Electronic Equipment and Instruments Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0
Ada 18-Dec-2018 00000 00000 000.00 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0
OtherSide Entertainment 23-Oct-2018 00000 00000 00.000 Entertainment Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0
Optina Diagnostics 10-Oct-2018 Seed Round 00.000 Other Healthcare Technology Systems Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0
Canvass AI 21-Aug-2018 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 000000 0000 00.0

Barney Pell Exits (23)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
BrandYourself 01-Jan-2023 Merger/Acquisition
Grobo (Electronics (B2C)) 01-Jan-2022 0000000000: 000000
Skimlinks 28-May-2020 0000000000
Mimoco 01-Jan-2020 000 00 00000000
Zivity 01-Jun-2019 000 00 00000000
Figure Eight 02-Apr-2019 000000000000000000 00000
Revlo 30-Jun-2017 000 00 00000000
Rover (Content Recommendation) 23-Feb-2017 000000000000000000 0000
BrightSky Labs 01-Nov-2016 Out of Business Software) 28-May-2015 Merger/Acquisition

Barney Pell Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

Investments by Industry

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Investments by Region

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Barney Pell Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Barney Pell Ph.D Angel Investor 00 0 San Francisco, CA

Barney Pell Co-Investors (25)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
Boldstart Ventures 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
BoxGroup 0 Series chart Industry bar
Globalive Capital 0 Series chart Industry bar
Pallasite Ventures 0 Series chart Industry bar
WUTIF Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar

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