March 7, 2019

Roger McNamee

Roger McNamee, early mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and early investor in Facebook, has been a Silicon Valley venture capitalist for over 35 years. A significant shareholder in Facebook, he is also an outspoken critic of the company. His new book is Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe (2019), about his efforts to awaken the public to social media’s threats to American democracy.

 

A child of Albany, McNamee is also a musician and leader of the bands, Moonalice and Doobie Decibel System. He served as technical advisor to the HBO series, "Silicon Valley," and is a board member and special advisor to the nonprofit Wikimedia Foundation, parent of Wikipedia, and an organization whose mission is to bring free educational content to the world.

 

Cosponsored by the University at Albany School of Business.

Pictures courtesy of Christopher Payne, a current journalism student at UAlbany and New York State Writers Institute Intern.

Left: Promotional picture featuring Roger McNamee and his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.