Alan Patricof is the Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft LLC, a venture capital firm based in New York.
Mr. Patricof is the Co-Founder and past Chairman of Apax Partners, Inc. (formerly Patricof & Co. Ventures, Inc.) and is recognized as a “Founding Father” of the venture capital industry. He has helped build several major global companies, and was instrumental in the start-up, financing, and subsequent strategic guidance that helped facilitate the growth of corporations such as Apple Computer, America Online, Office Depot, Cadence Systems, FORE Systems, NTL Incorporated, and Audible, Inc. He was a Founder and Chairman of the Board of New York magazine, which later acquired the Village Voice and New West magazine.
Mr. Patricof has been a loyal advocate of the venture capital industry in the United States and worldwide. He played a key role in various important legislative initiatives, including the definitive Plan Asset Regulation that set the basis for all future institutional participation in investment partnerships.
He is currently a board member of TehnoServe, the Trickle Up Program, the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and the Global Advisory Board of Endeavor, Inc. Mr. Patricof also holds related directorships with Upoc Networks, Inc., Johnny Rockets Group, Inc., Audible, Inc., the NewsMarket, Inc., VoodooVos, Inc., and Apax Partners.
Mr. Patricof serves as an advisor to the International Finance Corporation (IFC), which is the commercial arm of the World Bank, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and serves on the board of trustees of Columbia University Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Patricof holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BS in finance from Ohio State University.