Default company panoramic image

Barc, Inc.

A free and simple browser plug-in that lets you chat with other users who are on the same website of Wi-Fi network

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Internet / Web Services
  • Location San Diego, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

Barc, Inc. (“Company,” or “Barc”) has developed a revolutionary new technology that fuses three of the most popular activities on the Internet: Web browsing, social networking and “chatting.” More specifically, Barc's patent pending technology creates a new Internet communication channel allowing users to seamlessly browse the Web and easily interact with others who are (i) browsing the same Web site or Web page, (ii) accessing the same Wi-Fi con


  • Default avatar
    Anthony Farwell
    Executive Chairman

    Mr. Farwell is a founder and Executive Chairman of Barc. Throughout his career he has built a number of successful media and technology companies. He is Founder & Vice Chairman of ClosingCorp, the largest real estate services pricing and transaction system serving large banks, major Web sites and the real estate industry. He is Chairman, President & Founder of GovX, Inc., which operates the ecommerce site.

  • Default avatar
    Grant Farwell
    Founder CEO

    Grant has developed a number of Web sites and small applications and has led the development of Barc’s social Web browsing application that began while a senior in college. Prior to developing Barc, he developed, a mini-application allowing StarCraft® users to activate an automated assistant that enhances their game playing and strategy.

  • Default avatar
    Karen Brailean

    Karen is an accomplished entrepreneur, executive and engineer. She is instrumental in leading both the strategic planning, administrative and product planning for Barc. Prior to joining Barc, Karen was President & CEO & member of the Board of Perseus Wireless, Inc., a security applications and Internet services company that enabled businesses to remotely monitor their homes and facilities. The company was acquired in 2007.

  • Default avatar
    Mario Gutierrez

    Mario leads the Company’s development and technical strategy. Prior to joining Barc, he was the Chief Architect at ClosingCorp where he oversaw technical strategy and critical development projects for this Internet company that operates, SmartGFE and other services for large banks, other financial institutions and real estate Web sites. He was a software architect for NaSoft USA, a software development company.

  • Default avatar
    Ryan Atkinson

    Ryan leads the Company’s software development. Ryan leads the development and helps set technical strategy. Prior to joining Barc, Ryan was an IT Analyst with Shell Oil where he designed and implemented VBA systems, automated daily data validations and monthly reports, maintained Access and Oracle databases, finding and fixing database migration issues. Ryan previously worked with CHRISTUS Health as an independent consultant.