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Roger McNamee

Managing Director, Elevation Partners

In 2004, Roger McNamee co-founded Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology.  He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates, where he managed the 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.  Today, Roger plays bass and guitar in the band Moonalice, which performs 100 shows a year.  Moonalice pioneered the use of social media in music, inventing such applications as Twittercast concerts, Moonalice radio on Twitter, live Moonbeam (video) concerts, and the Couch Tour.  Roger is the author of The New Normal and The Moonalice Legend: Posters and Words, Volumes 1 & 2.  Roger serves on the board of directors of Wordnik and Move.  He also serves on the boards of several foundations and organizations.