Co-Founder & Managing Director, Greycroft LLC; Founder, Apax Partners
Alan Patricof is Founder and Managing Director of Greycroft LLC. A longtime innovator and advocate for venture capital, he entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures Inc., a predecessor to Apax Partners—today one of the world’s leading private equity firms. Mr. Patricof has helped build and foster the growth of numerous major global companies, including Aol, Apple and Office Depot, among others. He is a Member of the Finance Committee of Northside Center for child development in Harlem and the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School, his alma mater, and he currently advises the Disney Accelerator. Mr. Patricof is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. President Obama appointed him to the President’s Global Development Council; Presidents Bush and Obama appointed him to the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation; and he served as Chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission during the Clinton administration.