Roger Mcnamee Biography
Roger McNamee (full name: Roger Burroughs McNamee) is an American businessman, venture capitalist, musician, and investor. McNamee is the founding partner of the venture capital firm Elevation Partners.
Roger is also a touring musician. He was first a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers, and also in that group’s follow-on band, Moonalice. Roger estimated in April 2009 that he has played 800 shows between the two groups. This was in an April 13, 2009 article from the San Francisco Chronicle.
He co-founded private equity firm Silver Lake Partners and also headed the T. Rowe Price Science and Technology Fund before Elevation Partners.
Roger McNamee Age
Roger Burroughs McNamee was born on May 2, 1956 in Albany, New York
Roger McNamee Wife
Roger has been married to the musical theorist and singer/songwriter Ann McNamee since 1983 with whom he is a co-founder of the Ndovo Foundation now known as Tembo Preserve.
Roger McNamee Band
McNamee played in the band Flying Other Brothers from 1997 to 2006, and plays with the band Moonalice, using the stage persona of “Chubby Wombat Moonalice.” McNamee formed a duo with Jason Crosby called the Doobie Decibel System in 2014. The Doobie Brothers then sued the band over the name in 2015.
Roger McNamee Book
- Zucked: The Education of an Unlikely Activist – 2019
- Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe – 2019
- MoonAlice – Posters and Words – 2016
- The New Normal: Great Opportunities in a Time of Great Risk – 2004
Roger McNamee New Book
Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe
Roger McNamee Zucked
Zucked is McNamee’s intimate reckoning with the catastrophic failure of the head of one of the world’s most powerful companies to face up to the damage he is doing. It’s a story that begins with a series of rude awakenings. First there is the author’s dawning realization that the platform is being manipulated by some very bad actors. Then there is the even more unsettling realization that Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to share his concerns, polite as they may be to his face.
And then comes Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, and the emergence of one horrific piece of news after another about the malign ends to which the Facebook platform has been put. To McNamee’s shock, Facebook’s leaders still duck and dissemble, viewing the matter as a public relations problem. Now thoroughly alienated, McNamee digs into the issue, and fortuitously meets up with some fellow travellers who share his concerns, and help him sharpen its focus. Soon he and a dream team of Silicon Valley technologists are charging into the fray, to raise consciousness about the existential threat of Facebook, and the persuasion architecture of the attention economy more broadly – to our public health and to our political order.
Zucked is both an enthralling personal narrative and a masterful explication of the forces that have conspired to place us all on the horns of this dilemma. This is the story of a company and its leadership, but it’s also a larger tale of a business sector unmoored from normal constraints, at a moment of political and cultural crisis, the worst possible time to be given new tools for summoning the darker angels of our nature and whipping them into a frenzy. This is a wise, hard-hitting, and urgently necessary account that crystallizes the issue definitively for the rest of us.
Roger McNamee Elevation Partners
Roger co-founded Elevation Partners along with a number of other investors including U2 frontman Bono in 2004. McNamee serves as its Managing Director. Elevation Partners investments have also included Palm, Inc., Forbes, and also Facebook.
Roger McNamee Mark Zuckerberg
Being an early investor in Facebook, Roger became very critical of its impact on society and US democracy, as expressed in his Op-Eds for USA Today and also The Guardian. Earlier, on CNBC, McNamee said that he had tried to warn Facebook about the impact of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections. McNamee has also been interviewed by NPR on the topic. As part of this effort, he joined Time Well Spent as a Founding Advisor.
Roger McNamee Silver Lake
Roger was one of the founding partners of leveraged buyout firm Silver Lake Partners in 1999.
Roger Mcnamee Silicon Valley
McNamee has served as a technical advisor for seasons two, three, four, and five of HBO’s “Silicon Valley” series.
The New Normal Roger Mcnamee
This book explains how to make the most of your life, career, and money by embracing the future.
The New Normal is the era of the individual. In companies large and small, each person now matters more than ever before. The Internet has finally made it easy to launch and grow a real business. For entrepreneurs and managers, the global economy opens previously untapped sources of supply and demand, cost savings and innovation. Individual investors now have access to tools and knowledge that were, until recently, restricted to professionals.
Roger McNamee Net Worth
McNamee’s net worth is not yet revealed.