• No Red Lights

  • Reflections on Life, 50 Years in Venture Capital, and Never Driving Alone
  • By: Alan J. Patricof
  • Narrated by: Alan Patricof
  • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Extensive media and online coverage of the business arena, news of start-ups, mergers, and deals are familiar headlines these days. But that wasn’t always the case. The early years of venture capital were a far cry from today’s very public dealings. Alan Patricof, one of the pioneers of the venture arena, offers a behind-the-scenes look at the past 50 years of the industry. From buying stock in Apple when its market valuation was only $60 million to founding New York Magazine to investing in AOL, Audible, and more recently, Axios, his discerning approach to finding companies is almost peerless.

All of Patricof’s investments—from Xerox to Venmo—share certain qualities. Each company had sound product with wide appeal, the economics were solid, and the management team was talented and committed to seeing their visions come to fruition.

©2022 Alan J. Patricof (P)2022 Audible, Inc.

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A must read

I always knew Alan Patricof was a legend but I had no idea what his full story was. This book is a must-read, especially for the younger generation. Alan has seen it all and has an incredible perspective and outlook. He’s also a good human.

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Authentic and insightful storytelling from a living legend

Maybe someday you’ll be fortunate enough to meet Alan Patricof for lunch. If not, this audiobook is the next best thing. A “must listen” for anyone interested in challenging themselves in their life and career. The fact that someone of his caliber took the time and care to narrate this book himself, says it all.

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Great Learnings!

I had the pleasure of having Alan as an investor and his knowledge was invaluable. It was great to hear his full story with lots of good life lessons.

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Alan let’s you into his perspective throughout.

Whenever the author him/herself narrates an audiobook, it’s a big positive. Alan shares dozens of stories and his unique perspective and decision making processes across his 50 plus year career. It’s a must read for any entrepreneur or VC fund manager.