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AMA with Alan Patricof, in Conversation with John Borthwick

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Join Alan Patricof, the “Grandfather” and Pioneer of Venture Capital, in conversation with John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks, for an AMA uncovering the lessons learned throughout Alan’s robust, fruitful personal life and career, from investing early in Apple to founding New York Magazine to running the New York marathon at age 87.


Now on his "Third Act," Primetime Partners, for the trillion-dollar aging sector, Alan plans to spend the next twenty-seven years (he says he will live until 114!) building the fund into a business with as much staying power as Apax or Greycroft. Rarely does an individual's career span the lifetime of an entire industry, and this conversation will dive into Alan’s time in venture capital, from the early days on Wall Street to now, and what it means to live life with no red lights.


About Alan's Book
From the early days of Wall Street to founding New York Magazine, to investing in AOL, Venmo, and more, No Red Lights: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone offers a behind-the-scenes look at the past fifty years of the industry. A social and political staple in New York City, Alan Patricof spent his entire career combining the love of arts, politics, theater and public service without sacrificing family and business success. And, throughout his incredible career, Patricof never let anything stand in his way – driving with no red lights.


This memoir is a window into Patricof’s multifaceted life that spans the growth of an entire industry – a guidebook for younger people looking to start their entrepreneurial journey and for older people looking to write a new chapter in their lives.

When

June 29, 2022
6:30 pm

Where

29 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

Speakers

Alan

Patricof

Co-Founder & Chairperson
Primetime Partners
@alanjpatricof

Alan Patricof is the co-founder and Chairperson of Primetime Partners. With a 50-plus year career in venture capital, Alan has been instrumental in growing the venture capital field from a base of high net-worth individuals to its position today with broad institutional backing, as well as playing a key role in the essential legislative initiatives that have guided its evolution. Alan founded Apax Partners, leading global private equity advisory firm, and co-founded Greycroft, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in the internet and mobile markets. He has helped build and foster the growth of numerous major global companies, including, among others, America Online, Office Depot, Cadence Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., Apple Computer, FORE Systems, NTL, IntraLinks, Audible, Axios, and Wondery.

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Agenda

Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Betaworks requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination to enter. No exceptions. Two ways that you can show proof:
  • Official vaccine card with at least 2 weeks having passed since the date of the last required dose (1 dose for J&J/AstraZeneca, 2 for Pfizer/Moderna)
  • An active digital pass such as the NY State Excelsior Pass or the CLEAR app
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AMA with Alan Patricof, in Conversation with John Borthwick

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POSTPONED: New Date TBA
June 29, 2022
6:30 pm

Where

29 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
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Join Alan Patricof, the “Grandfather” and Pioneer of Venture Capital, in conversation with John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks, for an AMA uncovering the lessons learned throughout Alan’s robust, fruitful personal life and career, from investing early in Apple to founding New York Magazine to running the New York marathon at age 87.


Now on his "Third Act," Primetime Partners, for the trillion-dollar aging sector, Alan plans to spend the next twenty-seven years (he says he will live until 114!) building the fund into a business with as much staying power as Apax or Greycroft. Rarely does an individual's career span the lifetime of an entire industry, and this conversation will dive into Alan’s time in venture capital, from the early days on Wall Street to now, and what it means to live life with no red lights.


About Alan's Book
From the early days of Wall Street to founding New York Magazine, to investing in AOL, Venmo, and more, No Red Lights: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone offers a behind-the-scenes look at the past fifty years of the industry. A social and political staple in New York City, Alan Patricof spent his entire career combining the love of arts, politics, theater and public service without sacrificing family and business success. And, throughout his incredible career, Patricof never let anything stand in his way – driving with no red lights.


This memoir is a window into Patricof’s multifaceted life that spans the growth of an entire industry – a guidebook for younger people looking to start their entrepreneurial journey and for older people looking to write a new chapter in their lives.

Agenda

Speakers

Alan

Patricof

Co-Founder & Chairperson
Primetime Partners
@alanjpatricof

Alan Patricof is the co-founder and Chairperson of Primetime Partners. With a 50-plus year career in venture capital, Alan has been instrumental in growing the venture capital field from a base of high net-worth individuals to its position today with broad institutional backing, as well as playing a key role in the essential legislative initiatives that have guided its evolution. Alan founded Apax Partners, leading global private equity advisory firm, and co-founded Greycroft, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in the internet and mobile markets. He has helped build and foster the growth of numerous major global companies, including, among others, America Online, Office Depot, Cadence Systems, Cellular Communications, Inc., Apple Computer, FORE Systems, NTL, IntraLinks, Audible, Axios, and Wondery.

Sponsors

Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Betaworks requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination to enter. No exceptions. Two ways that you can show proof:
  • Official vaccine card with at least 2 weeks having passed since the date of the last required dose (1 dose for J&J/AstraZeneca, 2 for Pfizer/Moderna)
  • An active digital pass such as the NY State Excelsior Pass or the CLEAR app
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Tools
For
Thinking

How New Technologies are Changing How We Create, Share, and Build Knowledge

When

June 29, 2022
6:30 pm

Where

29 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014
Proof of Full Vaccination Required

RENDER is Over, but Camp is just beginning

We had some great speakers and participants turn out for Render, and we all got to participate in very interesting conversations. You can find recordings of all of our sessions below. If you're working on a Tool for Thinking and want to participate in our upcoming accelerator program, you can learn more here.

Building Bicycles for the Mind

Join Alan Patricof, the “Grandfather” and Pioneer of Venture Capital, in conversation with John Borthwick, CEO of Betaworks, for an AMA uncovering the lessons learned throughout Alan’s robust, fruitful personal life and career, from investing early in Apple to founding New York Magazine to running the New York marathon at age 87.


Now on his "Third Act," Primetime Partners, for the trillion-dollar aging sector, Alan plans to spend the next twenty-seven years (he says he will live until 114!) building the fund into a business with as much staying power as Apax or Greycroft. Rarely does an individual's career span the lifetime of an entire industry, and this conversation will dive into Alan’s time in venture capital, from the early days on Wall Street to now, and what it means to live life with no red lights.


About Alan's Book
From the early days of Wall Street to founding New York Magazine, to investing in AOL, Venmo, and more, No Red Lights: Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone offers a behind-the-scenes look at the past fifty years of the industry. A social and political staple in New York City, Alan Patricof spent his entire career combining the love of arts, politics, theater and public service without sacrificing family and business success. And, throughout his incredible career, Patricof never let anything stand in his way – driving with no red lights.


This memoir is a window into Patricof’s multifaceted life that spans the growth of an entire industry – a guidebook for younger people looking to start their entrepreneurial journey and for older people looking to write a new chapter in their lives.

Speakers

Howard

Rheingold

Author
Tools for Thought
@hrheingold

Alan

Patricof

Co-Founder & Chairperson
Primetime Partners
@alanjpatricof

Schedule

11:30 AM
Doors Open
12:00 PM
Welcome
with MC
12:10 PM – 12:20 PM
How Do We Define Tools for Thinking and Why Do They Matter?
Join Jerry Michalski and John Borthwick as they talk about their interest in tools for thinking, and what excites them the most about the future of the category.
12:20 PM – 12:50 PM
Inflection Points for Tools for Thinking
What are the key inflection points that will supercharge Tools for Thinking in the near future? How will new technologies, user metaphors, and funding models change how people build these tools? John Borthwick will be discussing how the landscape is changing with the co-founders of Readwise, Daniel Doyon & Tristan Homsi.
12:50 PM – 1:00 PM
Q+A
1:00 PM – 1:15 PM
Demo: Protocol Design for Tools for Thinking
Gordon Brander will be presenting a brief demo on Subconscious and the Noosphere, products he and his team are working on to allow Tools for Thinking to become interoperable and better connected.
1:15 PM – 2:00 PM
Lunch and Networking
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
The History and Future of Software as Tools for Thinking
Some of the earliest examples of software explored by pioneers like Doug Engelbart, JCR Licklider, Alan Turing, and others were at their core technologies that help magnify, inspect, and spread our ideas. Jerry Michalski will be sitting down (virtually) with Howard Rheingold, author of Tools for Thought, to explore the history and future of "mind-amplifying technology".
2:45 PM – 3:00 PM
Q+A
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Tools for Thinking Product Demos
We’ll hear from builders and thinkers deep in the space and get to take a look at what they’re working on. We’ll be checking out Plexus, Re:Collect, Jerry’s Brain, Subconscious and more. 
4:15 PM – 4:45 PM
Leveraging AI and ML in Building New Tools for Thinking
Alice Albrecht and Linus Lee will be sitting down with Chris Pedregal to discuss their work in leveraging AI and Machine Learning for creating new kinds of tools for thinking.
4:45 PM – 5:00 PM
Q+A
5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Idea Dimensionality and Representing Semantic Meaning
How do ideas - and the human brains that make and hold them - interact?  Get prepared for meta! Esther Dyson and Jerry Michalski, will discuss the idea of how people work together to shape, compare, intertwine and ultimately produce multi-faceted ideas and multi-dimensional idea spaces.  As David Waltz (Thinking Machines) once said, “Words are not in themselves carriers of meaning, but merely pointers to shared understanding.” Watch and lob questions as the two of them try to build and share the idea of how better ideas can be developed through collaboration.
5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
Q+A
5:45 PM – 7:00 PM
Closing and Happy Hour

Proof of Full Vaccination Required

Betaworks requires all visitors to show proof of full vaccination to enter. No exceptions. Two ways that you can show proof:
  • Official vaccine card with at least 2 weeks having passed since the date of the last required dose (1 dose for J&J/AstraZeneca, 2 for Pfizer/Moderna)
  • An active digital pass such as the NY State Excelsior Pass or the CLEAR app