Founded in 1996, Idealab is the longest running technology incubator.
We have created over 150 companies with more than 45 IPOs and acquisitions.
Great Ideas. Great Companies.
We believe that entrepreneurship can unlock human potential and make the world a better place.
We look for big problems in the world that have technology solutions and test many ideas in parallel.
When one shows great promise, we recruit a great team, spin it off into a company, and help them grow a successful business.
Idealab founder Bill Gross speaks at TED 2015
Bill's talk on the single biggest reason why startups succeed
2014 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
Bill speaks about regulation designed to foster technology-driven growth
Bill kicks off Entrepreneurship Week at Stanford
An informative and inspiring talk on innovation and starting companies
Bill Gates' blog goes behind the scenes at Idealab
A look at what it takes to bring ground-breaking companies to market