Rick Webb is the Co-Founder at The Barbarian Group. In 2001, Rick co-founded The Barbarian Group, an award-winning digital ad agency. Rick served as its Chief Operating Officer for the first ten years of the company's existence. Rick left in 2011 to pursue angel investing in and writing on, technology and advertising.
Rick is an Angel Investor in Foursquare, Branch, Circa, Percolate, Sherpaa, Nestio and Timehop.
Rick is an Advisor to several other tech startups and marketing services companies, including Hard Candy Shell, and Small Girls PR.
Rick currently serves as a Venture Partner at Quotidian Ventures and as a Marketing and Sales Consultant to such startups as Tumblr, Soundcloud and Percolate.
Rick is author of Agency: Starting a Creative Firm in the Age of Digital Marketing, released by Palgrave Macmillan in 2015 and an avid writer on technology, advertising, economics and government.
Rick graduated from Boston University with a degree in International Economics in 1992.
Board & Advisor Roles (2)Update
|Jul, 2013||Nestio||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Sep, 2012||Fieldlens||$1.9M / Venture||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2012||Sherpaa||$1.8M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Apr, 2012||Circa||$900k / Convertible Note||Personal Investment|
|Mar, 2012||Branch||$2M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2012||Lover.ly||$500k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2012||Matchbook||$250k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||Timehop||$1.1M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Jan, 2012||Editorially||undisclosed amount / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Dec, 2011||Percolate||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2011||Docracy||$650k / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2011||Mashape||$1.5M / Seed||Personal Investment|
|Aug, 2011||Habit Labs||$250k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|Jul, 2011||Nestio||$750k / Angel||Personal Investment|
|May, 2011||VYou||$3M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2010||Fashism||$1M / Series A||Personal Investment|
|Jun, 2010||Foursquare||$20M / Series B||Personal Investment|
|Feb, 2010||Nestio||$55k / Undisclosed||Personal Investment|
|Nov, 2009||SimpleGeo||$1.47M / Seed||Personal Investment|
B.A., International Economics1990 - 1992
|Aug 31, 2016||Digiday - 'It is literally being run into the ground': Inside The Barbarian Group's meltdown|
|Jul 20, 2015||businessinsider.in - From Pooper Scooper To Millionaire: Here Are 82 Odd Jobs A Tumblr Investor Had Before He Struck It Rich|
|Sep 22, 2014||Alley Watch - Meet the NYC Startup That is The Netflix for Art House Films|
|Sep 27, 2013||Gigaom - Fashism, an Ashton Kutcher-backed social fashion startup, shuts down|
|Jul 9, 2013||TechCrunch - Nestio Real-Time Rental Platform Raises $1.5M From Joanne Wilson, David Tisch, Jerry Colona And More|
|Mar 18, 2013||New York Observer - Gary Sharma’s Highlights from SXSW 2013 (Grumpy Cat, Elon Musk, Shaq, BBQ Pool Parties, Angry Birds & more!)|
|Feb 25, 2013||New York Observer - Best Tech Events This Week (NYU Entrepreneurs Festival, Startup Weekend EDU, Silicon Harlem Launch Party, ITP Big Screens, DUMBO Startup Lab Demo Day, Entrepreneurs Roundtable)|
|Feb 1, 2013||New York Observer - Tech Execs Took Tumblr-Style Selfies Before They Were Cool|