Managing Partner, Techstars and Managing Partner of Collab Capital
Barry Givens is a techie, an entrepreneur, and a lover of all things helping to bring racial parity to the economics, education, and workforce of the tech industry. Based in Atlanta, he currently serves as Managing Director for the Cox Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars and also as Managing Partner of Collab Capital where he supports and funds promising Black founded startups.
Barry is a graduate of GA Tech and founded a cutting edge hardware technology company named Monsieur in 2012. At Monsieur, he and his team developed a patented mixing technology that evolved the way the hospitality industry markets, sells, and dispenses mixed adult beverages (cocktails). Barry and his team successfully raised nearly $5MM in seed and Series A funding and grew the company to a successful exit in 2017.
Barry has been featured in notable publications such as CNN, CNN Money, Wired, TechCrunch, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post, Fast Company and many more.