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 2/2
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.
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.
Mr. Yoshito Hori established GLOBIS Management School in 1992 and GLOBIS Capital Partners in 1996. In 2003, GLOBIS started its original MBA program which, in 2006, received accreditation from the Japanese Ministry of Education and gained “university” status. GLOBIS started a part-time MBA program in English in 2009 and a full-time MBA program in English in 2012.
A Harvard MBA graduate and former Sumitomo Corporation employee, Mr. Hori founded the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Japan Chapter in 1995 and became the first board member from Asia in charge of Asia Pacific region in 1996. He also served on the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s New Asian Leaders Executive Committee and Global Agenda Council on New Models of Leadership, as well as the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2005 to 2008. Currently, Mr. Hori is a board member of the Keizai Doyukai (Japan Association of Corporate Executives), and serves as co-chair of WEF’s Global Growth Companies.
In 2008, he launched the G1 Summit – a Japanese version of the WEF’s annual Davos forum. This led to the foundation of G1 Summit Institute in 2013, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.
Just days after a huge earthquake struck northeast Japan in March 2011, Mr. Hori launched Project KIBOW to support the rebuilding of the disaster-affected areas. The following year Project KIBOW was incorporated as the KIBOW Foundation, which Mr. Hori serves as Representative Director.
An avid enthusiast of the Japanese game Go since age 40, Mr. Hori has been Director of the Nihon Ki-in (Japan Go Association) since June 2013.
Since October 2013, Mr. Hori has hosted a weekly TV program in Japan called Nippon Mirai Kaigi (Japan Future Conference). He has authored several books including Visionary Leaders who Create and Innovate Societies, Six Dimensions of Life, and My Personal Mission Statement.
Mr. Hori received his BS in Engineering from Kyoto University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.
He is an avid swimmer and enjoys spending time with his family, especially his five sons.
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