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Pat Kinsel
Pat is an Entrepreneur in Residence at Polaris Partners and has built products in the mobile, search, social, local, productivity, and collaboration spaces.

Follow Pat on Twitter at @Patk or on his blog at

Pat joined Polaris from Spindle, a company he co-founded and led as CEO until it was acquired by Twitter in June 2013. Spindle developed patent pending search technology to surface the most timely and interesting updates from services like Twitter and Facebook.

Prior to Spindle, Pat was at Microsoft incubating new concepts and bringing them to market. He led development of Launched by Mark Zuckerberg at F8 in 2010, was a collaboration with Facebook to bring Microsoft Office Online to the Facebook audience. Before, Pat helped launch Bing Social Search in October 2009.

Pat is an advisor to Spark Labs Korea and an expert in residence at Harvard's Innovation Lab.

Entries by Pat Kinsel

Should Parents Be Allowed to Track Their Children?

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 9:51 AM

My wife and I recently had our first child and we're incredibly excited to be new parents. As a technologist and gadget lover, I'm enthralled with our beautiful baby boy and thrilled about the surge of new technologies that will come into our lives. But the more I browse, the...

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Lean Startups Still Need Vision

(0) Comments | Posted September 18, 2013 | 11:49 AM

The principles of the lean startup movement are fantastic: companies should remain small and and validate their market and product as quickly and efficiently as possible.

There are many companies who execute this strategy flawlessly and reap the rewards.

There are also companies that hide behind lean startup philosophy...

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Unlocking a Billion Voices

(5) Comments | Posted November 28, 2012 | 8:58 AM

The social web's rise has been breathtaking. There are now over a billion people sharing their expertise and life experiences on Facebook alone. The stats are staggering and well known, but mask how limited a view each of us has of what's being shared.

Collectively, we're creating the most valuable...

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