Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners and Moonalice. He began his investment career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology.
Roger is the author of two books: The New Normal, published in 2004 by the Portfolio imprint of Penguin Books and The Moonalice Legend, published in 2007 by Moonalice Press.
Roger serves on board of directors of Forbes, Palm, and Move. He is also a director of National Geographic Ventures, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame Museum, the Grammy Foundation, and the Rex Foundation, as well as a member of the advisory board of the Wikimedia Foundation. He holds a B.A. from Yale University and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He plays guitar and bass in the band Moonalice.