Biography

Grant Powell is a one-of-a-kind digital brand expert and digital innovator with a unique ability to combine creativity, logic, engineering and business savvy to develop innovative approaches to new world demands. As founder and operator of the digital agency, Pomegranate, Grant has partnered with some of the most notable brands in the world including Google, Spotify, Porsche, Dow Jones & Company, Dun & Bradstreet, and more, to build innovative digital experiences.

For the past 16+ years, Grant has produced thousands of advertising concepts, hundreds of websites and applications, and dozens of large-scale advertising programs for Fortune 1000 companies and startups. Notable works include Hewlett-Packard's "You on You" which was awarded "Best of Marketing" by YouTube's Show & Tell, Coachella 2011 which "changed the world" of live streaming events, and U2 Live which featured the first-ever real-time social chat on YouTube.

Grant has been an innovative and successful entrepreneur as Co-founder and CTO of a payment technology company, ServiceFirst Solutions, and as Founder and CEO of the first ever peer-to-peer secured lending platform, YouPawn.

Grant boasts notoriety in being a thought leader and the founder of such concepts as Network Agencies™, Seeding™, Engagement Media™ and Colancing®.


Hobbies

Grant's passion for art and creativity started at a very young age with award-winning studio art. This passion continued with a partial college scholarship being awarded for his AP Studio Art portfolio, and being a founding member of the bands Lifehouse and Dawes.

Grant is also an avid coin collector and numismatist, and has recently converted his hobby into a business as a coin dealer under Powell Coins.


Firsts #first

First live streaming concert on YouTube: U2, Alicia Keys, Coachella and more.

First peer-to-peer secured lending platform.

First application to ever integrate with Spotify's web API.

First agency partner to Google.


Inspirational Philosophies

Happiness

Health is EVERYTHING.

Worrying doesn't solve anything.

Once this day is gone, you can't get it back.

Happiness is a choice.

Success

Make progress every day.

Prioritize progress over perfection.

Be a finisher.

Be the expert.

Create value.

Stay close and involved to the things that matter.

Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

Acceptance

Never easy; always good.

Just keep swimming.

Try anything twice.


Education

Graduated Malibu High School in California in the year 2000.


Work Experience