Dayton Carr is the founder and has been actively involved on a full-time basis in the formation, investment selection, and management of VCFA. Mr. Carr entered the venture capital industry in 1968 when he formed Carr Management Company, a private venture capital limited partnership, funded primarily by a leading American industrialist. As general partner in one of the earliest venture capital firms in the country, Mr. Carr was directly responsible for all aspects of portfolio management and invested with some of the best known names in venture capital. Approximately ten years after forming Carr Management Company, he purchased the limited partner’s interest in what VCFA believes to be the first secondary purchase of a venture capital interest.
Having recognized the growth in the venture capital industry and the liquidity needs of many investors, Mr. Carr formed VCFA Group in New York in 1982 to purchase secondary interests in Venture Capital. He subsequently led the formation of eight funds and the firm's global expansion. Mr. Carr is often cited as the founder of the secondary private equity industry.
Mr. Carr has served on the advisory boards of several venture capital partnerships and private companies and serves on the boards of directors of The Alden Group and Kolob Development Corp., Inc. He is also active in a number of charitable organizations. Mr. Carr graduated from Brown University and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
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