Top Seminar: 10 Steps to be a Great Venture Capitalist 1/2

Mr. Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft, LLC, and a pioneer in the venture capital field talked about how one can become a good venture capitalist based on his insights and experiences.

GLOBIS Top Seminar
10 Steps to be a Great Venture Capitalist 1/2

Speaker: Mr. Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft, LLC
Time & Date: 11:30 am~13:00 pm Wed, Nov 2, 2011
Venue: GLOBIS Tokyo Campus

Mr. Alan Patricof, Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft, LLC, and a pioneer in the venture capital field talked about how one can become a good venture capitalist based on his insights and experiences. Mr. Patricof's many achievements include establishing the Apax Globis Japan Fund (JPY 20 billion)--which included the highly successful portfolio company GREE--with Dean Hori in 1999. This Top Seminar was open to GLOBIS's IMBA and GMBA students and alumni.

Speaker

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, with committed capital of $75 million, and Greycroft II, which was initiated in 2010 with committed capital of $130 million. Prior to founding Greycroft, Mr. Patricof 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 $41 billion under management or advice. During the past 40 years, Mr. Patricof 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, Audible, Inc. and The Huffington Post. Mr. Patricof is active in the New York and Washington communities as a board member of TechnoServe, Trickle Up Program, Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, Applied Sciences NYC Advisory Board, 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. Mr. Patricof holds a BS in Finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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