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.