Bill Gross is an incurable entrepreneur who has been starting businesses since he was 15 years old. In the last 40 years, he’s started more than 100 companies, resulting in more than 45 successful IPO’s and acquisitions including Overture, eToys, CarsDirect, Cooking.com, CitySearch, Picasa and Evolution Robotics.
Bill is the Founder and CEO of Idealab, a “company factory” based in Pasadena, California, which he started in 1996. Idealab is the longest-running technology incubator, focusing on world-changing technologies including search, e-commerce, robotics, renewable energy, and mobile monetization.
Bill currently serves on several boards in the areas of automation, software, and renewable energy. In addition, he serves as a Trustee on the BofD at the Art Center College of Design and his alma mater, Caltech, graduating with an engineering degree in 1981.