Patrick J. McGinnis

New York-based investor, entrepreneur, writer, and explorer

Patrick J. McGinnis is a venture capitalist and private equity investor who is the author of the international bestseller, The 10% Entrepreneur: Live Your Startup Dream Without Quitting Your Day Job, published in 2016 by Penguin Portfolio. As a 10% (or part-time) Entrepreneur, he has built a diverse and global portfolio of investments outside of his day job, including leading technology companies such as Ipsy and Bluesmart, the London stage production of The Last King of Scotland, and over 20 ventures in Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Patrick is credited by Boston Magazine with coining the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out,” a term made popular by Millennials and digital junkies that was added to the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. A graduate of Harvard Business School and Georgetown University, Patrick lives in New York City. Connect with him at