Alan Patricof is the co-founder and Chairperson of Primetime Partners. With a 50-plus year career in venture capital, Alan has been instrumental in growing the venture capital field from a base of high net-worth individuals to its position today with broad institutional backing, as well as playing a key role in the essential legislative initiatives that have guided its evolution. Alan founded Apax Partners, leading global private equity advisory firm, and co-founded Greycroft, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in the internet and mobile markets. He has helped build and foster the growth of numerous major global companies, including, among others, America Online, Office Depot, Cadence Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., Apple Computer, FORE Systems, NTL, IntraLinks, Audible, Axios, and Wondery.
No Red Lights: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital and Never Driving Alone
A roadmap of the robust, fruitful personal life and career in VC, PE, politics, the arts, and more, by one of America’s very first venture pioneers.
From the early days of Wall Street to founding New York Magazine, to investing in AOL, Venmo, and more, No Red Lights: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone offers a behind-the-scenes look at the past fifty years of the industry. A social and political staple in New York City, Alan Patricof spent his entire career combining the love of arts, politics, theater and public service without sacrificing family and business success. And, throughout his incredible career, Patricof never let anything stand in his way – driving with no red lights.
This memoir is a window into Patricof’s multifaceted life that spans the growth of an entire industry – a guidebook for younger people looking to start their entrepreneurial journey and for older people looking to write a new chapter in their lives.