Roger McNamee co-founded Elevation Partners in 2004, after a long career as an investor.
He began his career in 1982 at T. Rowe Price Associates. In 1991, McNamee 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, he co-founded Silver Lake Partners, the first private equity fund focused on technology businesses.
Now with Elevation Partners, an investment partnership focused on the intersection of media and entertainment content and consumer technology, he's done it again, this time with Bono as a partner.
He's the guy who decided to fund the revival of Palm, which is making a bet-the-company move to beat Apple, RIM and others in the handheld wars.
Most importantly, though, McNamee plays guitar and bass in the band Moonalice.