William Gross Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel
  • Status
  • Active
  • Professionals
  • 1
  • Investments
  • 4
  • Portfolio
  • 2
  • Exits
  • 2

William Gross General Information


Mr. William Gross is a Co-Founder of Point Load Power. He also serves as Venture Partner at Idealabx. He serves as a Chairman at CodeSpark Academy. Previously, he served as Executive Chairman at aiPod. He is also a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Rollo and Migo. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman at Idealab. He is the Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Heliogen. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Energy Vault. He has founded many innovative companies including several in solar energy such as eSolar, RayTracker, Thermata, and EI Solutions. He also co-founded and served as Board Member & Executive Chairman at UberMedia. He is a lifelong entrepreneur, starting his first solar business in high school. After graduating from California Institute of Technology, he started GNP Development, Inc., which made a natural language product for Lotus 1-2-3 called HAL. In 1985, Lotus Development Corporation acquired GNP. In 1991, he started Knowledge Adventure, an educational software publisher that was eventually sold to Havas/Vivendi. Bill serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of California Institute of Technology and the Art Center College of Design. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from California Institute of Technology. He served as Board Member at UCode. He is a Co-Founder of X1 and serves as Board Member.

Contact Information

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Primary Office
  • Pasadena, CA
  • United States

William Gross Investments (4)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Company Stage Lead Partner
Enplug 17-Apr-2014 Seed Round 000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
0000000000 15-Sep-2012 0000 00000 Business/Productivity Software Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
Triptrotting 25-May-2012 Early Stage VC 00.00 Information Services (B2C) Out of Business 0000000 00000
Perfect Market 09-Jul-2008 Early Stage VC 000.00 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
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William Gross Exits (2)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Perfect Market 04-Aug-2014 Merger/Acquisition
000000000000 000 00 00000000
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William Gross Team (1)

Name Title Deals Funds Boards Office
William Gross Angel Investor 00 0 Pasadena, CA
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