The Bill Gross talk on startup success shares some of the successes he's witnessed at Idealab. The speaker currently works as the Chief Executive Officer of Idealab, after founding the innovation incubator in 1996. He also serves as the Chairman of the Board at the company.
The life-long entrepreneur began many other businesses before this. This includes Solar Devices when he was in high school, which sold plans and kits for solar energy products. As a college student at the California Institute of Technology, he formed GNP Loudspeakers, Inc. after patenting a new loudspeaker design. Following graduation he and his brother established GNP Development, Inc. for natural language products. This entrepreneurial history is briefly referenced in the Bill Gross talk as well.