Company Overview

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Founded:
1996
Founders:
Marcia Goodstein, Tom Hughes
Headquarters:
Pasadena, CA

Idealab is a business incubator providing capital, resources and advice for tech startups.

Description

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Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed us to test many ideas at once and turn the best of them into companies, attracting the human and financial capital necessary to bring them to market.

Many of these companies were among the first to introduce new business ideas to the market. CitySearch, now a part of InterActive Corp., established the category of local online community directories. eToys demonstrated the tremendous potential for online consumer retail and became one of the most recognized brands during the early days of e-commerce. Overture Services, which began life as GoTo.com, was the first company to introduce the concept of paid search. Now part of Yahoo, Overture's business model is the underpinning of a multibillion-dollar online search market.

Idealab continues to explore a range of technology frontiers. New... See More

Current Team (19)

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Board Members and Advisors (2)

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Investments (25)

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Products (1)

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  • 8be74b1d463f6af7a7c81c4699d20881

    Internet Brands

    Operates community and e-commerce web sites in automotive, travel and leisure, and home-related..

Offices/Locations (1)

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  • Office

    130 W. Union Street

    Pasadena, CA 91103

    USA