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Founder & CEO of PopSockets

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 David Barnett Biography

David Barnett is the founder, creator and former CEO of PopSocket, the iPhone gadget that improves grip, headphone storage, while also acting as a kickstand.

Barnett grew up in Colorado and studied philosophy at Emory University and physics at University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). Barnett then received a Ph.D. in philosophy at New York University (NYU), and continued on to teach philosophy at NYU, University of Vermont, Davidson College and, finally, University of Colorado Boulder.

With the insurance money received after his house burned down, Barnett created multiple prototypes of the widget, which he began calling PopSockets. He raised $500,000 from local investors and started a small Kickstarter campaign in 2012, and used the funds to build a business in Boulder that would focus on selling the product.

In the next two years, PopSockets had a final design and between 2014 and 2017, the company would grow revenue by 17,423 percent, reaching $169 million in 2017.

In 2016, Barnett stepped down as CEO of PopSockets and appointed former IBM executive, Tom Croke, as its CEO.

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David Barnett

Founder & CEO of PopSockets

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David Barnett Biography

David Barnett is the founder, creator and former CEO of PopSocket, the iPhone gadget that improves grip, headphone storage, while also acting as a kickstand.

Barnett grew up in Colorado and studied philosophy at Emory University and physics at University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder). Barnett then received a Ph.D. in philosophy at New York University (NYU), and continued on to teach philosophy at NYU, University of Vermont, Davidson College and, finally, University of Colorado Boulder.

With the insurance money received after his house burned down, Barnett created multiple prototypes of the widget, which he began calling PopSockets. He raised $500,000 from local investors and started a small Kickstarter campaign in 2012, and used the funds to build a business in Boulder that would focus on selling the product.

In the next two years, PopSockets had a final design and between 2014 and 2017, the company would grow revenue by 17,423 percent, reaching $169 million in 2017.

In 2016, Barnett stepped down as CEO of PopSockets and appointed former IBM executive, Tom Croke, as its CEO.

David Barnett Videos

  • PopSockets Kickstarter Campaign
    This video was used to raise money for PopSockets' start-up costs on Kickstarter. com. We met our $12000 goal in only 5 days and ultimately ...
  • Sunshine Canyone resident David Barnett returns home
    Barnett, a professor at CU-Boulder, saw the remains of his 2600-square-foot home in person for the first time on Sept. 15. He made ... Sunshine...

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  • How much does it cost to book David Barnett?

    Booking fees for David Barnett, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire David Barnett, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for David Barnett?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like David Barnett for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book David Barnett for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent David Barnett or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for David Barnett or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

David Barnett is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book David Barnett for your event is available upon request. David Barnett generally travels from Boulder, CO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Fabian Kaempfer, Tyler Arnold, Erin Condren, Amy Jo Martin and Diane Prince Johnston. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling David Barnett for an upcoming event.

David Barnett Speaker Videos

  • PopSockets Kickstarter Campaign
    This video was used to raise money for PopSockets' start-up costs on Kickstarter. com. We met our $12000 goal in only 5 days and ultimately ...
    Sunshine Canyone resident David Barnett returns home
    Barnett, a professor at CU-Boulder, saw the remains of his 2600-square-foot home in person for the first time on Sept. 15. He made ... Sunshine Canyone resident David Barnett returns home ......

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