10 Insights from a Venture Capitalist Rockstar | Roger McNamee

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Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners. He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in partnership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology.

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10 Insights from a Venture Capitalist Rockstar | Roger McNamee

  1. 1. Powered by insights from Roger McNamee Venture Capitalist by day, PSYCHEDELIC ROCKSTAR BY NIGHT
  2. 2. This presentation consists of highlights from the interview with Moe Abdou, founder & host of 33voices®.
  3. 3. Roger McNamee Roger McNamee is a co-founder of Elevation Partners. He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the top-ranked Science & Technology Fund and co-managed the New Horizons Fund. In 1991, he launched Integral Capital Partners, the first crossover fund (combining later stage venture capital with public market investments), in part- nership with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In 1999, Roger co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technol- ogy businesses. In 2004, Roger and his partners launched Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer tech- nology. @MoonAlice
  4. 4. 1 Admired entrepreneurs don’t actually plan for success. they leave the door open for ideas to find them.
  5. 5. 2 As you evolve your business, too much precision in your planning is a bad thing. be clear on your most important outcomes instead.
  6. 6. 3 Entrepreneurship isn’t as much a formula as it is a process - one that always starts with crystalizing the problem you’re trying to solve.
  7. 7. 4 If you’re not the best at what you do, you’re at a disadvantage. be your domain’s expert.
  8. 8. 5 Those who rise to the top have a keen level of self-awareness. they start by knowing and leveraging their highest strengths.
  9. 9. 6 Improve your odds of success by being deliberate about surrounding yourself with the people you trust and whose company you’d like to keep.
  10. 10. 6 Improve your odds of success by being deliberate about surrounding yourself with the people you trust and whose company you’d like to keep.
  11. 11. 7 It’s wise to diversify your reading list. immerse yourself in a great novel and you’ll stretch your imagination to new heights.
  12. 12. 8 Aspire to make your own path and celebrate your own uniqueness, And have no further expectations.
  13. 13. 9 Keep in mind that success is situational - being at the right place at the right time matters.
  14. 14. 10 Make it a habitto always expose the world to the best version of you, regardless of your circumstances.
  15. 15. Are you comfortable with not knowing what’s going to happen? REALLY REFLECT...
  16. 16. “It’s 4:20 somewhere” Download & share ithttp://www.moonalice.com/song/its-420-somewhere
  17. 17. Connect WITH US! Tell us what you think Chase@33voices.com

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