Nick Gross

Nick Gross is a musician, investor and founder of the Find Your Grind education platform.

Early life and career

Gross grew up in Laguna Beach, California,[1] and began playing the drums around age seven.[2]

He started a career as a drummer and in subsequent years was the drummer for bands Open Air Stereo and Half the Animal.[3][4] With Open Air Stereo Gross took part in the reality show Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.[5] The band later signed with Epic Records.[6]

Nick Gross is the founder of Find Your Grind, an education platform,[2] and CEO of Big Noise,[7] a record label he founded with Jon Cohen and John Feldmann in 2018.[8][9] As of 2019 the label's roster included Ashley Tisdale[10] and New Politics.[8]

In 2019 Gross led a series A funding of $10.8 million[11] for esports organization ReKTGlobal, parent company of Rogue.[12] He became a member of the board.[13]


  1. ^ Honeysuckle (2016-04-28). "Nick Gross: A Drummer with a Dream". Honeysuckle Magazine. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  2. ^ a b Mitchell, Julian. "Find Your Grind: The Lifestyle Platform Teaching Gen Z Success Through Self-Discovery". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  3. ^ Chesler, Josh (2017-03-21). "Half the Animal Are the New Band From Laguna Beach and Laguna Beach". OC Weekly. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  4. ^ "Half The Animal Premieres Behind the Scenes Look at "Babylon", Drummer Nick Gross Talks Inspiration and East Coast vs. West Coast - Video". IMPOSE Magazine. 2017-04-05. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  5. ^ "Open Air Stereo | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  6. ^ "Open Air Stereo | AXS TV". Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  7. ^ "Big Noise & Commission Records Announce Partnership". Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  8. ^ a b "Hip-Hop Label Commission Records Enters New Partnership With Big Noise". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  9. ^ "Three Industry Vets Join Forces To Launch Big Noise Collective". All Access. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  10. ^ Mercuri, Monica. "Ashley Tisdale Talks New Album 'Symptoms' And Finding Her Own Voice". Forbes. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  11. ^ "Term Sheet -- Thursday, January 17". Fortune. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  12. ^ "ReKTGlobal announces $10.8 million funding round". Dot Esports. 2019-01-16. Retrieved 2019-11-07.
  13. ^ Fitch, Adam (2019-01-16). "ReKTGlobal and Rogue raise $10.8 million in Series A funding". Esports Insider. Retrieved 2019-11-07.

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