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Barney Pell

Could the ease of Uber come to parking garages?

Barney Pell wants to make the parking experience better. (LocoMobi) Anyone who has ever tried Uber knows the joy of how simple it is. Your wallet stays in your pocket and everything is done on your phone. There’s a remarkable lack of friction. Barney Pell wonders why parking in a ...

Barney Pell on parking, payments and QuickPay’s future — Mobile Technology News

Barney Pell has a new startup. The serial entrepreneur, who sold his last startup, Powerset, to Microsoft in 2008 for $100 million, has founded a new company called QuickPay, which aims to revolutionize the way people find and pay for parking. QuickPay has raised an undisclosed amount of ...

Funding a better parking meter

On Thursday, QuickPay, a two-year-old San Francisco startup whose app lets people pay for parking at lots in various cities, said it has raised $3.5 million in seed financing and named Barney Pell as its CEO. Pell, a co-founder of QuickPay, is a serial entrepreneur and a ...

From Search Engines To Lunar Landers: Barney Pell's Next ...

Most people wouldn’t think a good follow up to selling your search engine company to Microsoft would be to then start a company that will build lunar landers. But that’s exactly what Barney Pell, the cofounder and CEO of Powerset, is up to. He sold Powerset to Microsoft for $100 ...

Search visionary retires from Microsoft's Bing battles ...

Barney Pell has signed off after just three years, having joined Microsoft as co-founder and chief technology of natural-language search specialist Powerset through Microsoft's 2008 acquisition. Pell tweeted that he planned to return to venture capital and working with startups. "Yesterday was my

QuickPay wants to make parking easier

PARKING QuickPay, which allows customers to pay by smartphone, joins $9 billion industry Barney Pell (left) and Carl Muirbrook say the QuickPay smartphone app is the future of parking payment. Photo: Erik Verduzco, Special To The Chronicle / SF Barney Pell (left) and Carl ...

Former NASA exec says he has a bigger fish to fry: parking

Barney Pell, a serial entrepreneur who once built robots for NASA and sold a machine-learning based search engine to Microsoft at a reported $100 million, has taken on a new challenge: parking. QuickPay, a Bay Area-based startup, is a mobile app that people can use to pay for parking in ...

And for His Next Act, Barney Pell Wants to Fix Paid Parking

And for His Next Act, Barney Pell Wants to Fix Paid Parking Around the time Powerset co-founder Barney Pell left Microsoft last year, he was late to a party on San Francisco’s Mission Street and drove into a parking lot, where he was approached by a guy who asked him if he had an ...

In pursuit of the Lunar X Prize, Moon Express reveals its moon-bound spacecraft

Moon Express was founded in 2010 by Naveen Jain, Bob Richards and Barney Pell, all of whom are closely affiliated with Singularity University at NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. Richards and Pell are NASA alumni. Subscriber content comes from Gigaom Research...

Soon you'll be able to drive in and out of a paid parking garage without paying

In Barney Pell’s world, coming in and out of a parking garage is a completely seamless experience. Paying is done effortlessly on a mobile device, the garage magically identifies cars and bills their owners’ cards, and you barely have to spend time thinking about parking. This magical ...

Ford chairman invests in QuickPay, an app to make parking suck less

Back in August, we covered the launch of QuickPay, a startup founded by former NASA executive Barney Pell to improve the parking experience. QuickPay has a mobile app that lets you pay for on-street and off-street parking in lots and garages. Download the app, and enter your credit card ...

Just In Time For SXSW, Getaround Car Rental Marketplace Launches In Austin

The app received a $3.4 million seed round in September, with participation from Netflix founder Marc Randolph, Powerset founder Barney Pell, WordPress’ Matt Mullenweg, Redpoint Ventures, General Catalyst, Michael Arrington‘s Crunchfund and others. At that point Getaround was only ...

Barney Pell, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Technology ...

Barney Pell, Silicon Valley Entrepreneur and Technology Pioneer, Extends His Search to the Moon as Co-Founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Moon Express, Inc.

The Daily Start-Up: Deutsche Telekom Backs LevelUp, Start-Up With 0% Card Fee Strategy

... EnergySavvy raises a $3 million series B investment, led by Portland, Ore.-based Pivotal Investments and joined by earlier investor NorthWest Energy Angels…Mobile parking start-up QuickPay has raised $3.5 million in convertible debt and named co-founder and Chairman Barney Pell as chief executive...

QuickPay finding its spot with parking app

San Francisco entrepreneur Barney Pell walked into a puzzling sight as he exited his car in a Mission District parking lot one Saturday night last August. He was he on his way to Silicon Valley journalist Sarah Lacy’s annual barbecue when a man he described as “trustable enough” asked ...

QuickPay Corp. Brings Mobile Payments to Gated Parking Facilities and Expands Offerings in San Franc...

Thu, Aug 2, 2012, 7:36 AM EDT - U.S. Markets open in 1 hr 54 mins QuickPay Corp., a premier provider of mobile parking payment solutions, today announced several pieces of news which include the company's product expansion, new customer deployments, the introduction of Barney Pell as ...

Startup Creates Mobile App to Ease Parking Nightmares

One night in July 2011, Barney Pell went to an event in San Francisco's Mission District. When he pulled into a self-service parking lot, a stranger came up to his car and asked him to try QuickPay, a new app that would let him pay for a spot with his iPhone (plus 35 cents for the ...

Moon Express Delivers Lunar Mission Design Report to NASA Detailing technical...

Technology luminaries Naveen Jain and Barney Pell teamed with space visionary Bob Richards in the founding of Moon Express in 2010, announcing a partnership with NASA to develop a new robotic spacecraft capable of going to the Moon and asteroids. Silicon Valley-based Moon Express was one ...

Moon Express Hires Veteran Team From Space Industry To Pursue Commercial...

Additionally, company co-Founder, Vice-Chairman and Chief Strategic Officer Dr. Barney Pell led the NASA Ames Artificial Intelligence group, supporting the highly successful Mars Exploration Rovers and Deep Space 1 missions; while company co-Founder and CEO Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards ...

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" ~Lisa Clapier Dr. Barney Pell is a technology and product strategist, angel investor and advisor, and artificial intelligence (AI) researcher. He is currently Co-founder, Vice-chairman, and Chief Technology Officer at Moon Express, a privately funded lunar transportation and data ...

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