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Bill Gross


Founder and Chairman of technology startup studio Idealab since 1996

Pasadena, California

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Bill Gross's Work Experience

Lotus Development


1985 to 1991


Founder and Chairman

2007 to June 2011

Picasa Inc


2001 to 2005

Bill Gross's Education

Birmingham High School

1972 to 1976

California Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Engineering

1976 to 1981

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About Bill Gross's Current Company

Lotus Development

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About Bill Gross

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Developer @ Lotus Development From 1985 to 1991 (6 years) Founder and Chairman @ RayTracker I started RayTracker to lower the cost of solar energy by building a more modular, lower-cost 1-Axis tracker for solar panels. We grew the company and then merged with First Solar in 2011. From 2007 to June 2011 (4 years) Founder @ Picasa Inc I saw a future in digital cameras creating a problem for photo management, so we started Picasa as a software product to manage that. We grew the company and sold it to Google right before their IPO and Google used that product as the basis of Google Images today. From 2001 to 2005 (4 years) Founder and Chairman @ Overture Search Services I saw a need for a new type of search engine that allowed bidding on keywords, and started We grew the company to several hundred million in revenues, renamed to Overture, took the company public, and eventually sold to Yahoo for $1.6 billion in 2003. From January 1998 to June 2003 (5 years 6 months) New Product Developer @ Lotus Development I started a company called GNP Development that created a natural language interface to Lotus 1-2-3 and Lotus Development acquired my company in 1985, and I joined the company in Boston for 6 years until founding Knowledge Adventure, an educational software company. From 1985 to 1991 (6 years) Co-Founder and Chairman @ Migo, Inc. I started Migo to be a search engine for personal transportation - enabling you to find the best way to get from point A to point B by any method. Founder @ X1 I started X1 to be the ultimate, fast-as-you-type search engine for all your personal information. Founder and CEO @ UberMedia From 2010 to 2015 (5 years) Founder and CEO @ Energy Innovations From 2000 to December 2011 (11 years) Chairman and Founder @ eSolar From 2007 to 2011 (4 years) Co-Founder @ Perfect Market Worked on the initial idea and invested the original capital. From 2007 to 2014 (7 years) Founder @ Evolution Robotics I saw a future in home mobile robotics, and started the company in 2001. After growing the comapny to $25m in revenues, we merged with iRobot. From 2001 to 2012 (11 years) Founder and Chairman @ I started CarsDirect as the first place to buy a car fully online. We grew the company, took it public, renamed it to Internet Brands, and sold it to a large private equity firm in 2011. From February 1998 to 2011 (13 years) Founder @ Desktop Factory From 2003 to February 2009 (6 years) PasadenaFounder and Chairman @ Citysearch After the Netscape browser was released, I saw the need for an online service like a Yellow Pages for local businesses, and started CitySearch to fill the need. We grew the company to be the largest in the industry, took it public in 1998, and then merged with Ticketmaster in 1999. From September 1995 to April 2001 (5 years 8 months) Founder and CEO @ Knowledge Adventure From 1991 to 1996 (5 years) Founder and CEO @ Knowledge Adventure After my son David started Kindergarten, I decided to start an educational software company to help him and his friends fall in love with learning. We grew the company over 5 years to be the #3 educational publisher in the world, and eventually sold the company to Havas Vivendi. From January 1991 to September 1995 (4 years 9 months) Founder and CEO @ Heliogen Inc. Heliogen is a clean energy company focused on eliminating the need for fossil fuels in all sectors of the economy. Heliogen’s mission is to create the world’s first technology that can commercially replace fossil fuels in industrial processes with carbon-free, ultra-high temperature heat from the sun and to transform sunlight into fuels, including hydrogen, at scale. Heliogen was created at Idealab, the leading technology incubator. PasadenaFounder and Chairman @ Energy Vault SA Westlake Village, California, United StatesFounder and Chairman @ Idealab Idealab is a Technology Incubator that has started more than 150 companies, and created more than 10,000 jobs in the past 24 years. We have had more than 45 successful IPO's and acquisitions, and currently have 45 operating companies in our portfolio. PasadenaFounder and Chairman @ Rollo Founder and Chairman @ Camino Robotics Founder and Chairman @ Carbon Capture Pasadena, California, United StatesTrustee @ Art Center College of Design I have had the honor to serve on the Board of Trustees of the Art Center Founder @ Elementary Robotics I started elementary robotics to bring physical actuation in the real-world environment to the masses through innovation in machine learning, vision, and mechanical engineering. Founder and Chairman @ aiPod From January 2017 to December 2018 (2 years) Pasadena

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