Larry Marcus

Managing Director

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Larry's focus is digital media and consumer services

Larry is passionate about joyful products, breakthrough technologies and people that know how to manifest a clear vision. Investments include: Pandora (streaming music, founding investor) , SoundHound, (sound and voice search), Aarki (mobile app marketing), Skip (retail-tech; check out on your phone), goTenna (off-grid communications), TouchBistro (restaurant point of sale), TodayTix (discount theater tickets), MeUndies (eCommerce), Robust Wealth (Financial Software-acquired by PFG), Square Two (games publisher),  Terayon (acquired by Motorola).  As an Angel investor, Larry has backed companies including Netflix (IPO), BandPage (acquired by Google), MaestroJukely, LyricFindWingzBrrr!Camio and The Ambassadors Company.  See his AngelList profile. 

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 Netflix (initial S-1 IPO filing), Maxis (acquired by Electronic Arts), Edmark (acquired by IBM) and among other equity and debt financings (Broderbund, Sierra On-line, Excite@Home, Spectrum Holobyte, CBS Sportsline). Prior experience includes Robertson Stephens & Company, Market research at 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 is a frequent guest lecturer at Haas Graduate School of Business and has been a speaker at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Harvard Business School.  He has been a speaker and panelist at numerous conferences including SF MusicTech, Convergence, VentureBeat, CMW, Billboard, Pollstar, AlwaysOn, Digital Hollywood, Under The Radar, and Vator.TV among others.  

Larry enjoys collecting vintage dead hardware, golfing and playing music.  Larry is an active recording and gigging drummer.  Hear his playing on music by: Maxine MarcusCorinne MarcusMegan Keely or the Flying Other Brothers. See the music he loves at  He was named to the Billboard Power 100 in music and the Twitter 140 to follow.