CO-FOUNDER, VICE-CHAIRMAN AND CHIEF
TECHNOLOGY OFFICER OF MOON EXPRESS, INC.
& CEO at Moon Express, Inc
Barney Pell is a technology and product strategist, angel
investor and advisor, and artificial intelligence (AI)
researcher. Dr. Pell has served as a principal of several
internet software companies. He was Vice President of
Strategy for Whizbang! Labs, a pioneer in machine learning
and natural language processing for search engines. Whizbang
was most well-known for creation of the Flipdog job search
engine, acquired by Monster.com. He was also Chief Strategist and Vice-President of Business
Development for StockMaster.com, a provider of internet-based stock-market analysis tools,
which was acquired by Red Herring Communications.
Dr. Pell also serves as an active angel investor, advisor or board member to several startup
companies and nonprofits, including: Green Trail Energy, Getaround, Robotex, Halcyon Molecular,
SpeakWithMe, and CrowdFlower. Dr. Pell's startups have a history of successful exits, including:
Appjet (Google), Aardvark (Google), Hot Potato (Facebook), Etacts (Salesforce.com), and Movity
(Trulia). He was also an early advisor to LinkedIn, which has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO)
and recently acquired its hundred-millionth member.
Dr. Pell 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. Throughout his career he has helped bring advanced
technology and big ideas into real applications and markets that change people's lives.