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Joel Grossman

Advisor San Francisco Bay Area, US

COO, Location Labs. Previously Summer Associate, Buerk Dale Victor LLC. Harvard Business School grad. Brown grad.

COO, Location Labs. Previously Summer Associate, Buerk Dale Victor LLC. Harvard Business School grad. Brown grad.

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Chief Operating Officer Location Labs May 2005 - present
Summer Associate Montlake Capital July 2004 - August 2004
Lead Program Manager Microsoft Corporation 1999 - 2004


Harvard Business School 2004 - 2006
Brown University Computer Science 1995 - 1999
Roxbury Latin School 1989 - 1995

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Consumer Electronics
  • • Education
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Photos
  • • Recruiting
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Smart Home
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Teacher training
  • • Fitness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

Location Labs was acquired by AVG in October 2014 for $220M.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

I will shoot straight with you...

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Bo Fishback
They're my school  •  Founder & CEO, Zaarly, Inc and Advisor, Startup Weekend. Harvard Business School grad.
Joel is the man. He's one of my very favorite classmates from business school because he's super entrepreneurial, extremely smart and is an ... excellent problem solver. He's one of the first advisors that I send entrepreneurs to who want to know anything about software, business, and mobile. Plus he's just a contagiously enthusiastic and wonderful person. He's got great industry perspective from startup to doing deals with huge companies. Great biz dev and operating advisor. Anyone would be lucky to have him as an advisor and a friend.
Charlie Killian
We worked together  •  Solution Architect & Founder, Bytecode IO. Previously Vice President of Professional Services, PalominoDB.
Joel is highly intelligent, is personable and dynamic, has a great attitude, can and will negotiate anything and has extensive experience. A ... nyone would benefit from having Joel as an advisor.
Greg Raiz
We worked together  •  Member Board of Directors, AppBlade and Founder and CEO, Raizlabs. Tufts grad.
Joel is a seasoned entrepreneur with real world business experiencing growing and running a successful company. He's a valued advisor and ex ... tremely experienced in the mobile software space.
Jessica Alter
Founder and CEO, FounderDating. Harvard Business School grad. University of Michigan grad.
Joel is truly curious and passionate about technology. That coupled with a patient disposition makes him an amazing person to work with.
Oliver Hurst-Hiller
They're my school  •  Chair, CTOs For Good and CTO & Head of Product, Brown grad.
I studied CS with Joel at Brown and we were roommates when we both worked at Microsoft. He is the smartest guy around, generous and loyal to ... his many friends, a super Dad, totally humble, and has a great sense of humor. I trust him and his opinion completely!
Jackie Bernhelm
They're my advisor  •  Student, Harvard Business School. Previously Strategy Intern, Corning Incorporated. Harvard Business School grad. Stanford grad.
One of the things that makes Joel so special is his ability to see not just one way to solve a problem, but to see many potential solutions ... and to shift his thinking to match the other stakeholders. This is what makes him such an excellent strategist and delight to work for in a start-up setting. Obviously, after spending almost a decade helping to build one of the most successful location-based companies as their head of product and operations, the guy clearly is a work-expert when it comes to location-based services.
Joshua Mandel
They're my school  •  Senior Product Manager, Forest Laboratories. Previously Senior Product Manager, Novartis Oncology. Kellogg grad. Brown grad.
Joel has a rare combination of business savviness, emotional intelligence and technical skill. His ability to quickly identify key issues ... in complex problems and clearly communicate valuable solutions makes him a gifted advisor, talented mentor and trusted friend.
Dustin Campbell
They're my school  •  Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Davis Square Group. Harvard Business School grad.
Joel has always been a wonderful thought partner. He's biased towards action, yet takes time to truly understand a given situation and the ... nuances involved before forming an opinion and driving actions. His energy is contagious, and he understands people, products and organizational dynamics.
Eric Littell
They're my friends  •  Solutions Manager / Sr. Consultant, IBM. Previously Solutions Consultant / Customer Success Lead, PSS Systems.
Joel bring a terrific perspective that would be valuable to many. Along with excellent personalities (work ethic, 'smarts', managerial exper ... ience), Joel has deep experience making a startup company grow. In that experience, he has taken on a variety of roles, which gives him a broad view of what it takes to make a company successful. His direct negotiation work with top Telco's would be extremely valuable to others.
Josh Narva
They're my friends  •  Global Head of Recruiting, Sonos, Inc.. Previously Director, Executive Recruiting, Sonos, Inc..
Very smart, multifaceted, strategic, and has stayed the course in a venture before - sticktuitiveness

Tracey Lovejoy
Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant, Founder, Lovejoy Consulting and Co-Founder, UX Careers Unlimited. University of Chicago grad.

Tracey Lovejoy
Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant, Founder, Lovejoy Consulting and Co-Founder, UX Careers Unlimited. University of Chicago grad.