Bill Gross founded Idealab in March 1996 and serves as the company's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Bill founded Idealab to create and build successful businesses that capitalize on innovations in areas with significant growth opportunities, including the Internet.
After 12 years as a General Partner/Managing Director/Venture Partner at Mayfield Fund, Allen is an active venture "Sherpa" and early-stage Angel investor and (2) as a Board Member and Managing Director, New Ventures Group, at Idealab in Pasadena, California (www.idealab.com).
Howard is a 20-year industry veteran, having co-founded juggernaut Activision as well as Acclaim Games. After its acquisition by Playdom, he was most recently head of the Acclaim studio and Sr. VP, Strategic Planning at Disney Interactive Media Group. Howard is currently the CEO of Gamzee, a social games company that makes game that play everywhere written in HTML5.
Bill Gross started Idealab in 1996 to create and operate pioneering technology companies. The structure of Idealab has allowed it 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.
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