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Founder @
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5 Investments in 4 Companies
Gender:
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Location:
Pasadena
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Person Details

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Bill Gross founded UberMedia in 2010 after a series of frustrating experiences tweeting during the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December 2009, the World Economic Forum in Davos and at the annual TED conference in early 2010.

Getting lost in the noise of meaningless chatter and unable to easily connect with users interested in finding insightful tweeters from these events, Bill realized there had to be a better way to connect to serious tweeters and followers. Bill took his concept for UberMedia to the Idealab board and several potential investors, all of whom immediately saw its potential.

Bill is also the CEO of Idealab, where he has started over 75 companies. He serves on the boards of directors of numerous companies and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the California Institute of Technology and of the Art Center College of Design. Bill received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology.

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Apr 11, 2010 - Current   (over 6 years)

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Mar, 1996 - Current   (over 20 years)
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Investments (5)

DateInvested InRoundDetails
Apr, 2014$2.5M / SeedPersonal Investment
Oct, 2012$400k / SeedPersonal Investment
Mar, 2012$1M / Series APersonal Investment
Mar, 2010$6M / Series C
Jul, 2008$15.6M / Series A

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News (471)

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DateNews
Jul 20, 2016Houston Chronical - Pimco lures away head of Man Group to be its new CEO
Jul 20, 2016Channel News Asia - Tech - Pimco turns to Man Group's Roman to lead revival
Jul 20, 2016The Standard - Man Group's Roman quits to run bond giant Pimco
Jun 17, 2016Channel News Asia - Tech - Pimco plans to cut about 3 percent of global workforce: memo
Jun 10, 2016Canberra Times - Markets Live: BHP leads share slump
May 18, 2016Greentech Media - 6 Cleantech Startups Making Waves in Hawaii
Apr 6, 2016Boston Tech Flash - RALEIGH: The innovation transformation at Thomson Reuters
Apr 6, 2016Boston Tech Flash - RALEIGH: The innovation transformation at Thomson Reuters

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