Founder & Managing Director, Greycroft LLC
With over 40 years of venture capital experience and a variety of successful investment firms, Alan Patricof has become one of the country’s leading authorities on public and private venture capital, which is why he is often revered as the industry’s “Founding Father of Venture Capital.”
The pioneering venture capitalist founded one of the world’s leading venture firms, Patricof & Co. Ventures, in 1969, which later became Apax Partners. Patricof was instrumental in the early stages of numerous major global companies like Apple and AOL, facilitating their start with seed funding. After years of large-scale investments, Patricof is now concentrating on a smaller investment business model.
Patricof founded in 2006, a venture capital firm focused on the digital media sector, making investments of about $500,000 to $5 million, in digital media startups.
Selected Investments/Boards: Buddy Media (sold to Salesforce.com), Maker Studios (slated to be purchased by Disney), The Huffington Post (sold to AOL), M5 Networks (sold to ShoreTel), Takkle (sold to Alloy), paidContent (sold to GigaOM), Pump Audio (sold to Getty Images)
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