Excelerate Lab Mentors

Bruce Barron

Bruce Barron

Principal
Origin Ventures
http://www.originventures.com

Bruce is a principal and co-founder of Origin Ventures. He serves on the Board of Directors of ifbyphone, ClaimForce and Pier Pharmaceuticals and is a Board Advisor to GrubHub, Shoutlet, and Campus Explorer. From 1985-2004, Bruce was involved in the management of several start-up medical technology companies. Bruce assisted in guiding these entrepreneurial, companies through their early stages to their IPO's and ultimate sales or mergers with larger companies. Bruce received a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1977. He earned his C.P.A. certificate and worked as an accountant in the Chicago office of Touche Ross (the predecessor of Deloitte & Touche) and other medium-size public accounting firms. He left the practice of public accounting in 1985 to begin his entrepreneurial career.