A longtime innovator and advocate for venture capital, Alan entered the industry in its formative days with the creation of Patricof & Co. Ventures, a predecessor to Apax Partners, now one of the world’s leading private equity firms. In 2006, he founded Greycroft Partners, a venture capital firm where he is currently Chairman Emeritus, to invest in leading early and expansion stage companies. Alan has since left Greycroft to take on a Founding Partner and Chairperson role at Primetime Partners. He was the founder and chairman of the board of New York magazine, which later acquired the Village Voice and New West magazine. He is currently also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.