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Larry Marcus

Managing Director,
Walden Venture Capital
San Francisco, CA, USA
@LarryMarcus
He was named to the Billboard Power 100 in music and the Twitter 140 to follow. Larry was a founding investor in Pandora (NYSE: P) in early 2004 when Walden led the rebirth round to focus the company on launching a consumer-facing service and was a Director from 2004 through its IPO. Larry is a Director at SoundHound, (sound and voice search), Aarki (mobile app marketing), Boombotix (consumer electronics - portable audio/video), Scientific Revenue (in-app pricing optimization), goTenna (off-grid communications), TouchBistro (restaurant point of sale), TodayTix (discount theater tickets - observer), and MeUndies (eCommerce - observer). He also led Walden's investment in Terayon (acquired by Motorola). As an Angel investor, Larry has backed companies including BandPage, Jukely, Wingz, LyricFind, Maestro, Brrr!, LightWave and Camio. See his AngelList profile. He is a member of the Advisory Council for the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, CA.

Prior to Walden, Larry was a digital media sell-side Equity Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown where he lead the top performing IPOs of 1998 and 1999 (Terayon and CBS MarketWatch), as well as the IPOs of Maxis, Edmark, and Netflix (initial S-1 IPO filing) among other equity and debt financings (Broderbund, Sierra On-line, Excite@Home, Spectrum Holobyte, CBS Sportsline). Prior experience includes Robertson Stephens & Company, Digidesign and General Management in computer services retail.

Education: Larry received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.

Larry has been a guest lecturer at Haas Graduate School of Business, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School. He has been a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences including SF MusicTech, Billboard, Pollstar, AlwaysOn and Digital Hollywood, Under The Radar, and Vator.TV among others.

Larry enjoys collecting vintage dead hardware, golfing and playing music. Hear his drumming by seeding a station with Megan Keely, Corinne Marcus or the Flying Other Brothers on Pandora. See the music he loves at his Pandora profile (www.pandora.com/people/larry). He is also the live drummer for Maxine Marcus.
  • Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
  • Osgoode Ballroom West
    4:15PM - 6:00PM
    (1 hour 45 minutes)
    Social Music: Pitch Competition
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