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Roger McNamee        

Silicon Valley Investor & Author

A Silicon Valley investor for over 35 years, Roger McNamee is a tech venture capitalist with several successful ventures to his name. An early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and an investor in Facebook, McNamee’s experience with the company is detailed in his book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Through his writing, McNamee hopes to raise consciousness about responsible practices that he believes tech companies should adopt as the Internet landscape continues to change.

In recent months, McNamee has spoken publicly about the dangers of Facebook on platforms such as NPR, The New York Times, The Guardian, and more. In 2011, he gave a TEDx Talk called “6 Ways to Save the Internet,” in which he predicted that in ten years, we would interact with the internet in completely different ways.

McNamee began his career at T. Rowe Price Associates in 1982, and in 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners – the first crossover fund – in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Morgan Stanley & Co. McNamee later co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses, in 1999. In 2004, he launched Elevation Partners – an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and technology – which he co-founded with U2’s Bono.

In addition to Zucked, McNamee is also the author of The New Normal and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1-9. Along with his other books, McNamee also plays bass and guitar in the bands Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System. He has served as a technical adviser for several seasons of the HBO TV show Silicon Valley, and raised the money that created the Wikimedia Foundation.

McNamee holds a bachelor of arts from Yale University and a master of business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.


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