As a Mach49 Entrepreneur-in-Residence with client teams, Larry acts as a cofounder of new ventures—ensuring the success of their incubations. Larry is a 20+ year veteran of Silicon Valley and China as an operator and investor in successful venture backed startups.
Most recently Larry was COO and part of the early core team at Farmers Business Network (FBN), a Google and Kleiner Perkins backed, pre-IPO disruptor in the Ag space. Larry launched and led the commercialization of new business lines from pre product to commercialization.
Prior to FBN, Larry was Founding Partner at Fall Line Capital, $300M + venture capital and private equity firm widely acknowledged as the leading pure-play, Ag investor in the space.
Larry also spent 6 years living and working in China and Mongolia as GM, Country Manager for both Savi Networks (acquired by Lockheed Martin for $450M) and Maersk SeaLand (Mongolia), the largest international trade and shipping company.
Early in his career, Larry was a network operations analyst and product manager for Excite@Home which IPO’ed in 1997.
Larry holds a BS from the University of Idaho and studied Chinese at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Harbin Institute of Technology.