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New York Venture Capital 2012

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Published on Apr 16, 2012

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"The venture business has never looked better than it does right now, frankly." This is quite a sentiment coming from one of the most tenured investors in venture capital.

In an exclusive interview with Privcap, Alan Patricof, managing director and founder of Greycroft, describes why he is so enthusiastic about early stage investment opportunity among digital media startups. As an early backer of companies like Apple Computer, AOL and Cellular Communications, Patricof knows disruption when he sees it, and he is especially impressed with the way small companies with limited financial backing can make such outsized market impacts. As an original founder of Apax Partners, what is today one of the largest private equity firms in the world, Patricof knows his way around mega-deals, but he far prefers the startup scene.

In the interview, Patricof discusses his decision to restrict the size of Greycroft's funds and deals, why he doesn't demand board seats from his portfolio companies, the ascendance of New York and Los Angeles as venture capital hubs, why investment failures still hurt, and the positive impact of the recently passed JOBS Act on American business.

Registered users of Privcap may access this 11-minute, chaptered video program, a full transcript, audio-only version, as well as Privcap's entire archive of thought-leadership content. Register at http://www.privcap.com - it's free and quick.

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