Sprout Stage VC at Walden Venture Capital & Angel investor. Seeking joyful user experiences and breakthrough technologies. Must be able to demonstrate to engage. Not interested in concepts & slideware. @Larry Marcus
founding investor @Pandora & Director through IPO. IPOs: Netflix, Terayon (best performing IPO of 1998), Edmark, Marketwatch (best performing IPO of 1999). Billboard 100 most powerful in music, Twitter 140 to follow.
Incredible products or technologies that can be demonstrated and induce joy. Please send me the product to try or a link to a demo or a video of the demo. Please include a basic description, your bios, how much you have raised, the size of your team and what you are seeking.
Larry drives creativity and instills great focus in his portfolio. He helps strategize at a high level. He understands how to build value in a variety of ways. If anything, he also runs the coolest technology museum in San Francisco.
Director of Marketing @Goorin Brothers . 10+ years in eCommerce, Digital Marketing and Product Design. PHD in Bootstrapping.
Larry was introduced to me as "smart, patient money" - and he is. He saw the big vision before I articulated it well. He's optimistic and encouraging even while delivering blunt criticism. I'm lucky to count him as an advisor and investor.
Lots of investors claim they add value. It's unclear how that plays out in real life. In Larry's case, he's the definition of "how investor adds real value 101". I've experienced first hand, as a founder of a company Larry invested in, that Larry gets involved in the down and dirty, regardless of the investment size. He checks up regularly, offers valuable advice and cares about the progress of the company as if he's a founder himself. I feel really fortunate about having Larry on our side, and I mention this regularly to the person who made the intro in the first place. Any entrepreneur who gets Larry must realize they are extremely lucky.
Founder @Jukely. Avid listener/reader/goer/writer/maker of music/books/shows/code/products.
For over a year, Larry had all the hype in the world from within my network. Just take a look at his track record and it's easy to see why. In my experience, the hype is hardly ever met. Larry exceeds it. After working with him closely over the last several months, I have gotten to see first-hand why the companies he works with have such a distinct advantage. There's a reason he often structures his investments as a "founding investor;" it's because he truly does take on the role of a founder, working closely with the team--frequently--to help steer the ship in the right direction and blow as much air into its sails as possible. He is an industry vet with a deep network and his excellence in his work comes from a deep passion for music, technology, and their surrounding ecosystems. I feel privileged to have met such a great partner and good friend. If you're looking to enter the inner circle, best be prepared to impress!