Alan Patricof is the managing director and founder of Greycroft, LLC, a venture capital firm focused on the digital media sector. The firm recently initiated Greycroft Fund II with committed capital of $130 million. Prior to founding Greycroft in 2006, he 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 40 years, he 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. and Audible, Inc.
Mr. Patricof is a board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Program, National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), the Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, and the Initiative for Global Development (IGD) Leadership Council; he is also an advisor to International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank. In June 2007, he was appointed to the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation by the President of the United States. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission.
Mr. Patricof holds a BS in Finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.