Nick Barr

I'm interested in creative expression, language, games, cognitive science, efficiency, poetry, and other things.

If you'd like to collaborate on something or just want to say "hi" it would be a pleasure to hear from you:


Did you know that 2015 is the Year of Nick? Follow along with — or even join! — my adventures over here.

Previously, I was head of product at Alphaworks, a betaworks-founded platform for investing in startups. Prior to that, I did product at DrawQuest, Canvas, and Ning.


I'm a TechStars mentor, and I organize the NYC Product Sessions, a quarterly meetup between creators and advisors. I also reserve a few hours a week for appointments here.


Here are some of the recent side projects I've released:


Happy to provide and always seeking recommendations. Here are some recent favorites:

I keep track of what I read here.