Larry Marcus

Managing Director

Larry's focus is digital media and consumer services


He was named to the 2012 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), BandPage (platform for bands online), Aarki (mobile monetization), Boombotix (Ultra-portable speakers) and a Board Observer at PowerCloud Systems.  He also led Walden's investment in Terayon (acquired by Motorola) and Telekenex.  Other investments include LyricFind, Jukely, LessThan3 and Swarm.fm.  He is a member of the Advisory Council for Industry Ventures and serves on the non-profit Board of the JazzSchool 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 enjoys collecting vintage dead 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). Listen to his bands on Facebook via BandPage: Megan Keely, Corinne Marcus & The Kindred Spirits, Open Source Band.


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 Dealmaker Media’s Under the Radar, SF MusicTech, Billboard, AlwaysOn and Digital Hollywood among others.  


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