McNamee Promises to Make Seed Investments from Buyout Shop Elevation Partners

What’s up with Roger McNamee and Elevation Partners?

This 29-year investment veteran and Elevation co-founder vows he will go seed stage. Yup, that’s the same private equity firm presently making “large scale investments in market-leading media, entertainment and consumer-related businesses.” So what’s afoot?

McNamee discussed his new approach late last month during an address to the Paley Center for Media, a Los Angeles-based forum. He acknowledged having changed his focus several times during his career. Apparently the time is

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Less Angel Money Flowing Into Seed Deals

Seed stage investments have become so popular that even angels are finding it difficult to keep up their pace. To wit: Half of the deals done by angels between 2002 and 2007 were with seed and early stage companies, but that figure fell to 35 percent last year and is likely to be 35 percent or […]

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