Alan Patricof is the founder and managing director of Greycroft LLC. A longtime innovator and advocate for venture capital, Alan entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures Inc. In 2006, he founded Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm, to invest in leading early and expansion stage investments in digital media. With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Greycroft is currently investing from its third fund as well as its growth fund, and has $600MM under management.
With a 40-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 is active in the New York and Washington communities. He is a board member of the Finance Committee of Northside Children for Child Development in Harlem and the Board of Overseers of Columbia School of Business. In October 2013, he was appointed as a Member of the President’s Global Development Council by Barack Obama. From 2007 to 2012, he served two terms on the board of Millennium Challenge Corporation, having been appointed by Presidents Bush and Obama, respectively. From 1993 to 1995, he served as Chairman of the White House Conference on Small Business Commission in the Clinton Administration.
Alan holds a BS in Finance from Ohio State University and an MBA from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. He has been married to his wife Susan for over 40 years; he has three children and seven grandchildren.