Alan Patricof has started three separate successful firms that have made a mark on the venture community over the past fifty years. These firms have participated in the financing at an early stage of more than 500 companies including Apple Computer, AOL, Office Depot, Cellular Communications, New York Magazine, Audible, Huffington Post, Sunglass Hut, Axios, and the list goes on. In addition to his professional business career, he has lived an eclectic life participating in politics, art, theatre, and international development, while being a 5x marathon runner, a world traveler, and a person who lives life to its fullest. At age eighty-seven, he is still working full-time, rides a bike twenty miles a weekend, hikes several times a week, and is pursuing an active personal life.
He was married for fifty years to his extraordinary wife, Susan, until she passed away from Alzheimer’s last year. He lives in NYC and has three sons and seven grandchildren.