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Patricof, Alan oral history

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Alan Patricof, a venture capital pioneer, founded Greycroft, LLC in 2006. Greycroft is a venture capital firm, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, focused on the digital media sector. The firm has two funds, Greycroft I and Greycroft II, which was recently initiated with committed capital of $130 million. Prior to founding Greycroft in 2006, Alan was the founder and chairman of Apax Partners, Inc. (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.), the U.S. arm of Apax Partners, Worldwide, LP, now one of the world’s leading private equity firms with $40 billion under management or advice.

During the past forty years, Alan has participated in the financing and development of a large number of public and private companies. Companies that he has been involved with at the initial stages are Apple Computer, America Online, Cadence Systems, Office Depot, FORE Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., IntraLinks and Audible, Inc., and The Huffington Post.

Alan is active in the New York and Washington communities as a board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Program, the Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Leadership Council. In 2007, he was appointed to the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by the President of the United States; he is currently serving his second term. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission.

Alan holds a BS in Finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.


2010-09-24; 2010-10-26


Kolker, Carole, Interviewer
Patricof, Alan, Interviewee


National Venture Capital Association (NVCA)




Oral history

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NVCA-Venture Forward Oral History Collection


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