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Peter Barrett

General Partner/Founder
Playground Global

Peter Barrett is Co-Founder and General Partner at Playground Global, a deep tech venture firm in Palo Alto, CA. He serves on the board of transformative companies in computation, AI, and decarbonization, including PsiQuantum, which is building the world's first useful quantum computer, and Universal Hydrogen, which is pioneering emissions-free aviation with 50-passenger planes fueled by modular hydrogen. He also led the Series A round for MosaicML, which enables companies to train and deploy LLMs and other generative AI models on their own data, and was recently acquired by Databricks.

Prior to his time at Playground, Peter created the first widely used video codec in the early '90s, served as a Distinguished Engineer at Microsoft, and gave Elon Musk his first Silicon Valley job at one of his startup companies. He holds over 100 patents.

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