Lou started his career as an Equity analyst following media companies at Merrill Lynch and Goldman Sachs . In 2000, he went to work for Bill Gross at Idealab! as CEO of The .tv Corporation. Then, with one of the original founders, he acquired Bolt Media, a leading social networking site that grew to over 20 million monthly uniques. 
Later, Lou became a partner at WildSites and SecondShares. From 2010 to 2012, he served as a Managing Director of Wedbush Securities . In 2012, Lou founded The Social Internet Fund and now he is a company's Managing partner . Currently, he is also a partner at Flight Ventures and Chameleon Collective.