Barney Pell on the Value of the Moon
Dr. Barney Pell is vice-chairman and chief technology officer for Moon Express and co-founded the company with Naveen Jain (chairman) and Bob Richards (CEO) in August 2010. In this video Barney shares his thoughts on the value of the Moon with CNET during the Moon Express gala launch in July 2011.
ABOUT BARNEY PELL
A parallel entrepreneur and well known figure in Silicon Valley, Barney is an angel investor and a technology and product strategist. He enjoys helping bring advanced technology and big ideas into real applications and markets that change people's lives.
Before stepping out on his own as an internet entrepreneur, Barney spent 8 years at NASA Ames Research Center and managed an 85-person advanced IT R&D organization. Highlights of his activities included flying the first AI system in deep space (on the Deep Space One mission), the first spoken dialog system in space, and supporting the Mars Exploration Rovers mission.
After leaving NASA Barney became the Founder and CEO of Powerset, a natural language search engine that Microsoft acquired. He stayed on with Microsoft as search strategist and evangelist for Bing, Microsoft's new consumer search engine, and later as architect and development manager for Bing's Local/Mobile Search. Before starting Powerset, Barney was at Mayfield VC as an Entrpreneur in Residence.
Barney has been active in startup companies in operational and advisory roles for over 20 years. Previous startups included StockMaster.com, a leading online financial content provider acquired by Red Herring in March 2000, and Whizbang! Labs, a leading innovator of web-based information extraction agents. Whizbang created Flipdog, an online recruiting site that automatically built the world's largest jobs database extracted directly from corporate website, which was acquired by Monster.com.