Brandolon Barnett is an investor, author, and entrepreneur dedicated to merging technology and social impact to better move resources to those in need. His book, "Dreams Deferred: Recession, Struggle, and the Quest for a Better World," chronicles his personal journey through poverty and adversity to a career in social impact and technology. He is the founder of The Regular App and serves as head of Innovation and Philanthropy at Giving Compass. Prior, Barnett worked as chief product officer for Humanitas AI and Y Combinator-backed Deed and as director of product, and later corporate social responsibility industry solutions lead, for Salesforce.org Philanthropy Cloud. He has appeared on NPR and been a speaker at numerous events, including SXSW, Dreamforce, BBCon, and others. Barnett holds certifications from Pragmatic Institute and the Black Venture Institute at University of California, Berkeley, along with a master’s in international studies from the University of London SOAS. He served as an elected advisory neighborhood commissioner in Washington, DC, and currently serves as a board member of Spur Local (formerly The Catalogue for Philanthropy). He also actively volunteers as a mentor and investor in entrepreneurs of color.