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Barney Pell

Barney Pell is Chief Architect for Local Search for Bing. He was previously Founder and CEO of Powerset, a natural language search engine acquired by Microsoft. Earlier, he was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Mayfield VC, an autonomous robotics researcher and manager at NASA, and a pioneer of general game-playing programs in AI. He’s also Associate Founder and Trustee of Singularity University and an active angel investor and advisor to startups.

Recent Milestones


Company Date Round Size Participants
Pulse.io 7/2012Seed$1M6
BrandYourself 3/2012Series A$1.2M3
famo.us 12/2011Seed$1.1M10
CoderBuddy 10/2011Seed6
Getaround 9/2011Seed$3.4M8
Getaround 1/2011Seed4
TekTrak 11/2010Series A10
CrowdFlower 3/2009Seed$1.2M12



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  2. BrandYourself.com Raises $1.2M to Help Everybody Take Control of Their Search Results (prnewswire.com) [edit]
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  5. Car Rental Marketplace Getaround Gets Around $3.4 Million (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  6. Getaround Eyes Facebook, Electric Cars for P2P Car Sharing (gigaom.com) [edit]
  7. iPhone Tracking Service Provider TekTrak Locates Seed Funding (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  8. Crowdflower Communication [edit]
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