Founding Partner, Walden Venture Capital
Larry was named to Billboard's Power100: most powerful people in music for 2012. His focus is digital media and consumer services as a Managing Director at Walden Venture Capital, a San Francisco based venture capital firm that targets Sprout Stage investments in the digital media and cloud services industries.
Larry has been a Director at Pandora since early 2004 when Walden led the "rebirth round" to focus the company on launching a consumer-facing service through the IPO. Larry is a Director at SoundHound (sound and voice search), BandPage (online platform to connect fans and bands), Aarki (monitizing mobile), a Board Observer at PowerCloud Systems (cloud OS) and led Walden's investment in Terayon (acquired by Motorola).
Prior to joining Walden in 2000, Larry was a digital media sell-side Equity Research Analyst at Deutsche Bank Alex. Brown where he lead the IPOs of Maxis, Terayon, CBS MarketWatch, Edmark, and Netflix (initial S-1 IPO filing) among other equity and debt financings (Sierra On-line, Excite@Home, Spectrum Holobyte, CBS Sportsline). Prior experience includes Robertson Stephens & Company, Digidesign and General Management in computer services retail. Larry serves on the non-profit Board of the JazzSchool in Berkeley, CA.
Larry received a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.
Larry enjoys collecting vintage technology hardware, golfing and playing music. Hear him on Pandora by seeding a station with Megan Keely, Corinne Marcus or the Flying Other Brothers. See the music he loves at his Pandora profile here (www.pandora.com/people/larry). Or listen to his bands on Facebook: Open Source Band http://listn.to/opensourceband, Megan Keely http://listn.to/megankeely, or Corinne Marcus & The Kindred Spirits http://listn.to/corinnemarcus.
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 numberous conferences including Dealmaker Media's Under the Radar, SF MusicTech, Billboard, AlwaysOn and Digital Hollywood among many others others.