Timothy Barton Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Investments
  • 2

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 1


Timothy Barton General Information


Mr. Timothy Barton is the Founder of Edison Factory. He is also an Angel Investor. He is also the Founder of Strang Chef Collectives. He is a Co-Founder of Edison Spaces. He serves as Board Observer & Advisor at Draiver. He founded Freightquote in 1998, leveraging technology to create a better way for carriers and shippers to work together. As Chairman and CEO, Tim grew Freightquote to be the largest online freight brokerage, handling over one million shipments each year. Freightquote was acquired by a Fortune 200 company in 2015. Tim's innovation and leadership have been acknowledged by Ernst and Young who awarded him Entrepreneur of the Year and also by Entrepreneur Magazine with a top-five spot on their Hot 100 list. His vision and success are evident in the recognition Freightquote received over the years, including Forbes Magazine's Best of the Web and Kansas City Business Journal's Top 150 Private Companies. Prior to Freightquote, Tim was a Co-Founder and President of UWI Association Programs. UWI grew organically and through acquisitions into publicly-traded Network Long Distance before selling to IXC Communications/Broadwing in 1998. Tim holds an MA in Finance from Louisiana State University and a BA in Business from the University of Kansas. He is a recipient of the KU School of Business Distinguished Alumni Award and is a member of their Board of Advisors. Today Tim mentors and advises startups and established companies looking to transform their businesses through technology. He is the founder of Edison Factory, an investment and consulting firm based in Austin and Kansas City. He is a serial entrepreneur. He has founded multiple businesses in varying industries and total over $500 million in exits.

Contact Information

Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • 200 East Live Oak Street
  • Austin, TX 78704
  • United States
+1 (512) 000-0000

Timothy Barton Investments (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Haul 20-Oct-2021 Seed Round 000 Information Services (B2C) Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
00000 19-Jan-2016 00000 00000 00.00 Government Generating Revenue 0000000 000000
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Timothy Barton Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
00000 20-Mar-2019 0000000000 00000
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Timothy Barton Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
Timothy Barton Angel Investor 0 0 Austin, TX
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Timothy Barton Co-Investors (19)

Name With Exits Lead Partner Series Industry
FJ Labs 1 0 Series chart Industry bar
Global Founders Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
RPM Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Service Provider Capital 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
Signal Peak Ventures 0 0 Series chart Industry bar
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