Lisa Barnett

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Lisa Barnett
Nationality American
Occupation CMO, Co-founder and venture capitalist
Employer Little Spoon

Lisa Barnett is an American venture capitalist, entrepreneur and a co-founder of Little Spoon. Barnett began her career at a number of well-known venture capital firms. She worked at Maveron while pursuing her MBA, the Dorm Room Fund, and was a partner at Sherpa Foundry, a subsidiary of Sherpa Capital. She more recently co-founded Little Spoon, an organic baby food delivery subscription service, based in the San Francisco Bay area.

Barnett was recognized as one of the 30 Under 30 Venture Capitalists in the United States by Forbes and Inc. Magazine's 50 Global Entrepreneurs to Watch in 2017.


Her first notable career move was into the field of venture capital. Barnett started her career working at the Boston Consulting Group, which she left to run multi-channel marketing initiatives and corporate transactions at The Estee Lauder Companies.[citation needed] Barnett joined Maveron in December 2014, where she invested in consumer technology startups. She remained at Maveron for just over a year, before moving to the Dorm Room Fund, First Round Capital’s student-run investment arm, which specializes in investing in student-led startups.[1]

In January 2016, Barnett joined Sherpa Foundry as a partner.[2] The advisory firm is a subsidiary of Sherpa Capital and works with startups to help aid them with their growth via strategic investments, partnerships, and M&A.[3] While at Sherpa, Barnett was recognized by Forbes, which listed her as one of the 30 Under 30 Venture Capitalists to watch in 2017.[1] While a partner at Sherpa, she was a keynote presenter at Slush 2016.[4]

Most recently, Barnett and three other co-founders created the startup, Little Spoon, a baby food delivery subscription service.[5] The logic was to offer a sugar-free and preservative-free alternative to typical baby food found in most stores, and deliver it direct-to-consumer as well. During an interview with Forbes, Barnett stated the idea came about because "you can get fresh, healthy food delivered to you for adults, growing children and even your dog, the options for healthy baby food remain so limited."[6]

Barnett and her co-founders raised capital from the co-founders of Tinder, Sean Rad and Justin Mateen.[7] Other investors included Chobani co-founder, Kyle O’Brien.[8][9][10][11]


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External links[edit]

  • ^ a b "30 Under 30 - Venture Capital, Lisa Barnett". Forbes. 2017. 
  • ^ Katz, Evan Ross (April 1, 2017). "Little Spoon, a new baby food delivery service, promises preservative-free eats for tots". Mic (media company). 
  • ^ Loizos, Connie (November 23, 2016). "Sherpa Foundry casts a wider net, hoping to catch customers abroad". TechCrunch. 
  • ^ Martikainen, Pauliina (September 14, 2016). "Flying in from SF: Lisa Barnett Urges". Slush (event). 
  • ^ Kerpen, Carrie (April 20, 2017). "Work-Life Balance Doesn't Exist". Forbes. 
  • ^ Suhrawardi, Rebecca (April 12, 2017). "Startup Founders of Little Spoon Talk Style and Entrepreneurship". Forbes. 
  • ^ "Tinder moves into Baby Food Space invests in Little Spoon". The Startup Mojo. April 17, 2017. 
  • ^ Taylor, Kate (April 12, 2017). "The Tinder co-founders are investing in a $53 billion food opportunity no one ever talks about". Business Insider. 
  • ^ Buhr, Sarah (April 12, 2017). "Little Spoon is a baby food delivery service hoping to fly where others flopped". TechCrunch. 
  • ^ Barron, Brenda (April 21, 2017). "New Meal Delivery Service, only This one is for Baby Food". SnapMunk. 
  • ^ Mooney, Delia (April 12, 2017). "This New Service Ships Organic Baby Food Right to Your Door". Tasting Table.