Daniel Gross (software entrepreneur)

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Daniel Gross

Daniel Gross is an American entrepreneur who co-founded Cue (search engine). In 2013, Cue was sold to Apple where Gross led machine learning efforts until joining Y Combinator as a partner in January 2017.[1] Gross is also a technology angel investor and contributor to the technology news site TechCrunch.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Gross was born in Jerusalem, Israel.[citation needed]


In 2010, Gross was accepted in to the Y Combinator program. At the time, he was the youngest founder ever accepted. Gross launched Greplin (later renamed Cue) with co-founder Robby Walker.[2]

In 2011 Forbes named Gross one of "30 Under 30" in the "Pioneers in Technology" category.[3]

In 2012, Business Insider named Gross one of the "25 under 25" in Silicon Valley,[4] and in 2014, the site named him one of "30 under 30 Influential Young People in Tech".[5]

He has contributed to TechCrunch[6][non-primary source needed]


In 2010, Gross launched Greplin, a search engine designed to allowed users to search online accounts (such as social media, email, and cloud storage) from one locations without having to check each individually. In 2011, Greplin raised $4 million in funding from venture capital firm Sequoia Capital. Gross was one of Sequoia's youngest founders at the time.[citation needed]

In 2012 the company renamed itself to "Cue" and launched an additional predictive search features.[7]

In 2013, Apple acquired Cue for an undisclosed amount reported to be between $30 million and $60 million.[8]

Y Combinator[edit]

In 2017, Gross joined Y Combinator as a partner, where he focuses on Artificial Intelligence.[9]


In August 2018, Gross created Pioneer, a talent search fund focused on finding talented and ambitious people.[10]


  1. ^ a b Seibel, Michael (January 10, 2017). "Welcome Daniel, Nicole, Stephanie, Steven and Tatyana!" (Press release). Y Combinator. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ Yasmine, Fatema (4 March 2011). "Greplin Founder Daniel Gross on his amazing story behind building the company [Interview]". The Next Web. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  3. ^ Barret, Victoria. "30 Under 30: Technology". Forbes.
  4. ^ Shontell, Alyson. "25 And Under: 25 Hot Young Stars In Silicon Valley Tech". Business Insider.
  5. ^ Barret, Victoria. "30 Under 30: Technology". Business Insider.
  6. ^ Gross, Daniel. "Acting On Your Behalf". TechCrunch.
  7. ^ Gannes, Liz. "Greplin Recasts Itself as Cue, an Intelligent Personal Assistant App". AllThingsD.
  8. ^ Tsotsis, Alexia (October 3, 2013). "Apple Buys Cue For Over $40M To Compete With Google Now". TechCrunch. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
  9. ^ https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/19/y-combinator-has-a-new-ai-track-and-wants-startups-building-robot-factory-tech-to-apply/
  10. ^ "Wanted: 'Lost Einsteins.' Please Apply". Retrieved 2018-10-12.

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