Brian Barlow is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Sidewalk Infrastructure Infrastructure (SIP). Backed by Alphabet, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and Sidewalk Labs, SIP applies innovative technology to urban infrastructure systems.
Brian brings over three decades of executive and senior management experience in private equity, venture capital, and infrastructure investing to bear in the creation, planning, and execution of the strategic direction of SIP. Brian was previously the Director of Infrastructure Investments at Sidewalk Labs, Alphabet’s urban innovation platform, where he led all infrastructure initiatives including defining, designing, and implementing new funding models and delivery methods for Sidewalk Labs. He also led the investment activities for Sidewalk Labs’ early-stage investments in companies developing enabling technologies in the construction and infrastructure industries.
Previously, Brian was a Managing Director at American Infrastructure Funds, a private equity and infrastructure investor and operator, which he helped to launch in 2006. Earlier, Brian was with Scion Capital, a Cupertino-based private investment fund investing in public, private, and structured derivative markets worldwide. Prior to Scion Capital, Brian launched and ran Broadview Capital Partners, a growth equity and venture capital fund where he led the firm’s communications, networking, and fiber investment activities. Brian began his career as a buy-side equity research analyst focused on REIT and MLP markets.
Brian holds an MBA in Real Estate & Finance from Columbia University and a Bachelor’s degree from the College of Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of Washington. Brian is an active Board member of Cornell University’s Program for Infrastructure Policy, a leading academic policy think tank affiliated with Cornell University. Brian is based in SIP’s Silicon Valley office and lives in Atherton, California.