Larry Gross has over 20 years C-level management and operations experience in high growth industries such as technology, media, cleantech and IT. Gross has been an active investor and executive in high growth venture capital backed companies with a particular focus in technology. Gross built and managed companies with invested capital and M&A transaction value of over $2.1 billion including best of class VC-backed companies with over $600 million in invested capital. In addition he had key roles as President, Vice Chairman and Senior Vice President in media & technology building a series of companies and divisions collectively with over 1,000 employees. Concurrently, he also was a seed investor in North America’s biggest solar services provider, SunEdison, and is an investor in TaKaDu which provides a software-as-a-service solution for monitoring water distribution networks. His key companies and backers include Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher, Khosla Ventures, Angeleno Group, Vivendi, Cendant, Knowledge Adventure, Idealab, CarsDirect.com (now Internet Brands) and Lotus/IBM.
Gross has deep and broad experience as a senior executive for high growth privately owned, venture backed, NASDAQ and NYSE publicly traded companies. As CEO and a top executive for a number of companies he has led and overseen all key aspects of operations including sales, marketing, finance, R&D and recruitment. He has built and managed companies that have included senior executive reports formerly from companies such as Intuit, Exxon-Mobil, Cargill, ADM, Chevron, LA Times and McKinsey.
Currently Gross is a member of the board and audit committee and was the President & CEO of Edeniq, a cleantech company backed by Kleiner Perkins, Draper Fisher and the Angeleno Group which he founded in 2008. At Edeniq, he oversaw sales, marketing, R&D, and finance. He played a key role in attaining over $50 million of venture backed financing and United States Department of Energy contract funding. Prior to Edeniq, Gross was the CEO for a top tier national footprint biofuel producer. He led the company to financing and building over 165 million gallons of annual biofuel production and played a key role in raising more than $550 million of invested capital. During this period, he has managed businesses under extremely volatile market conditions for energy and commodity prices during a major financial market downturn.