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Roger McNamee
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.

Blog Entries by Roger McNamee

What Is the Hypernet?

7 Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | g:i A

In December 2010 I decided to open source my investment strategy, in the form of a slide show and presentation called Ten Hypotheses for Tech Investing. When you open source ideas, you expose them to improvement. I presented the Ten Hypotheses to many smart people, including executives at...

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New Federalism

0 Comments | Posted January 11, 2009 | g:i A

Over the next few months, most state governments and municipalities will face massive revenue shortfalls, thanks to rising unemployment, falling real estate values, and the absence of capital gains. The bailout could be huge. We should be alarmed that this is not widely discussed in the press or in Washington....

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Obama Needs to Think Bigger About Infrastructure

0 Comments | Posted January 7, 2009 | g:i A

President-elect Obama has proposed a $750 billion stimulus plan to get the economy going again. I believe he is thinking too small. He has limited the size of the stimulus because of concern about the budget deficit. That horse has left the barn. He expresses hope that a stimulus package...

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