William Gross Overview

  • Investor Type
  • Angel

  • Status
  • Active

  • Professionals
  • 1

Professionals

  • Investments
  • 4

  • Portfolio
  • 1

  • Exits
  • 3

Exits

William Gross General Information

Description

Mr. William Gross is a Co-Founder and serves as Chairman at Carbon Capture. He is a Co-Founder and serves as a Board Member at UpdateAI. He served as Chairman at codeSpark. He is a Co-Founder and serves as Chief Executive Officer at Suntech Energy Solutions. He serves as a Venture Partner at Prime Movers Lab. He founded and served as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Heliogen. He co-founded Point Load Power. He is the Founder & serves as Chief Executive Officer at IdeaLab Studio. Upon consummation of the Business Combination, He will serve as New Heliogen's Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the New Heliogen Board. He co-founded Migo. He has served as CEO of Heliogen, Inc. since January 2016 and was also CEO from May 2013 to January 2015. He served as a Board Member & Advisor at Cool Energy. He has also been a Director of Heliogen since April 2013 and was appointed chairman of the board of directors in January 2015. He has served as CEO and the chairman of the board of directors of Idealab Studio, LLC since January 1, 2018. He also served as CEO of Idealab, a technology incubator he founded, from February 1996 to December 31, 2017. He has more than 40 years of experience in conceiving and starting new technology companies, including GoTo.com/Overture.com, Energy Vault, Inc., Carbon Capture, Inc., and CarsDirect.com/Internet Brands, Inc. In addition to continuing to serve as Idealab's board chairman since 1996, he serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies and is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Caltech and the Art Center College of Design. He holds a B.S. from the California Institute of Technology. He co-founded & served as Chairman at Rollo.

Business Details

Investor Status
Actively Seeking New Investments
Primary Investor Type
Angel (individual)
Corporate 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 Media and Information Services (B2B) Generating Revenue 0000000 00000
TeliportMe 15-Sep-2012 0000 00000 00000 Social/Platform 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

William Gross Exits (3)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size
Enplug 30-Mar-2021 Merger/Acquisition
Perfect Market 04-Aug-2014 000000000000000000
Triptrotting 000 00 00000000

William Gross Investments by Industry, Year, and Region

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William Gross Team (1)

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

William Gross FAQs

  • Who is William Gross?

    William Gross is an angel Investor who has made 4 investments.

  • What kind of investor is William Gross?

    William Gross is an angel investor.

  • What does William Gross do?

    As an angel investor, William Gross invests personal money into promising companies, typically in exchange for equity.

  • What has William Gross invested in?

    William Gross has made numerous investments in companies like Enplug, TeliportMe, and Triptrotting within the Media and Information Services (B2B), Social/Platform Software, and Information Services (B2C) industries.

  • What has William Gross invested in recently?

    William Gross's latest investment was on 17-Apr-2014 in Enplug, a company within the Media and Information Services (B2B) industry.

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