Barrett Comiskey

September 18, 1975
Current Place
Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China


Barrett Comiskey, founder and CEO of Migo, believes in the power of entertainment and education to transform billions of lives. As an MIT undergrad, Barrett developed electronic ink, the technology behind Amazon’s Kindle e-reader. He then co-founded E Ink, which has revolutionized the publishing industry over the past two decades. Barrett founded Migo in 2009, dedicating his efforts to bridging the digital divide for people in developing countries. In pursuit of that long-term mission, Migo was imagined, designed, and built as a center for the development of men and women of character, substance, and purpose. With 70 patents to his name, Barrett has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Technology Pioneer, and is a 2016 inductee of the US National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is an alumnus of MIT and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Barrett has lived in Asia since 2004 in Shanghai, Manila, and Taipei.

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