Barry Large is a Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Dynamo Ventures.
Prior to Dynamo, Barry was a Co-Founder and former CFO of a $500m logistics startup, Access America, that eventually merged with UPS subsidiary, Coyote Logistics. He also contributed to the founding and scaling of notable logistics companies Steam Logistics and Reliance Partners. Barry also serves as Chairman of Chattanooga Whiskey, one of the premier craft whiskey brands in the country.
Barry has a great passion for his hometown of Chattanooga. He serves on several local philanthropic and civic boards and remains engaged with the local entrepreneurial community, formerly through Lamp Post Group and now through Brickyard. He, his wife, Marylee, and their three daughters live in North Chattanooga.
I believe my unfair strength is a keen awareness of my own weaknesses and limitations. I've benefited greatly in my career by partnering with folks who may share my core values but, more importantly, complement my (many) blindspots. As an investor, I look for these same type complementary qualities in the teams we invest in.
I love preparing breakfast for my daughters, even if some mornings it ends up being a rushed bowl of Cheerios. My wife certainly pulls most of the day-to-day parental responsibilities but starting out the day as a Dad is a deeply grounding and satisfying ritual (and it seems to correlate with a successful day in every other facet of my life).