Over a 24-year career, Roger McNamee has been one of the most successful investors in Silicon Valley, having made venture investments in Electronic Arts, Flextronics, Intuit, and Rambus, among many others. Then, in 2004, he launched Elevation Partners, a private equity partnership focused on media and entertainment content. Following his interview onstage at this week’s Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT, he spoke with us about his much-discussed investment in Forbes and how he hopes that technology will liberate entertainment.
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