I  Idealab


     Office Locations:

130 W. Union Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: 626-585-6900
Fax: 626-535-2701



  • Seed



  • Communications & Networking
  • Energy & Clean Tech
  • Information Technology



    Founded in 1996 by Bill Gross, Idealab was established to create and operate pioneering technology companies. Idealab has worked with companies with breakthrough technologies in robotics (Evolution Robotics), wireless broadband (ClearMesh Networks) and renewable energy (Energy Innovations), among others. Idealab also continues to partner with venture capital firms and other strategic investors to provide the resources to maximize the potential of these companies. The incubating facilitates offer a wide range of resources that include: office space and the accompanying office services, development and technology, graphic design, marketing, competitive research, legal, accounting, and business development support and services. In addition, Idealab provides advice on strategy, branding and corporate structure.

    Investment Firm Key

       VC = Venture Capital
       PE = Private Equity
       A = Angel
       I = Incubator
       MB = Merchant Bank
       VD = Venture Debt
       FI = Family Investment Office
       FOF = Fund of Funds
       ED = Economic Development Office   
       TT = Technology Transfer Office
       CVC = Corporate Venture Capital
       SEC = Secondary Purchaser
       HF = Hedge Fund/Mutual Fund
    Venture Capital
    Seed Stage
    (includes "pre-seed," or
    concept stage)
    No Revenue
    Early StageMinimal
    Growth Stage
    (also called Mid-stage)
    Expansion Stage
    (also called Late-stage)
    $7M and greater
    Private Equity
    Lower Middle Market$10M-$249M
    Middle Market$250M-$499M
    Upper Middle Market$500M-$1B
    Large Cap>$1B

    Investment Team:

    Name   Title
    Get the complete investment team + individual email addresses for investment team partners. Get personal images, LinkedIn links, investment specialties, office locations and more with a National Database subscription or Southern California Database subscription.
    Alex Maleki Vice President
    Bill Gross Founder
    Craig Chrisney CFO
    Debbie Chen General Counsel
    Marcia Goodstein Chief Operating Officer and President


    Portfolio companies include:

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      Crash City Guides
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      Energy Cache
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      Energy Innovations
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      Evolution Robotics
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      Go Interactive
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      New Matter
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      Perfect Market
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      The Design Accelerator
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      X1 Discovery
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      X1 Technologies
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