Key Facts

  • One of earliest institutional investors in emerging small funds starting in 2007
  • Played Sprint football at Princeton weighing under 158 pounds with pads and helmet
  • East coast roots. West coast ‘wanna be.
  • Working each day with optimists is the best part of his career


Roland concentrates on originating, valuing and managing primary fund commitments, early limited partner secondary investments, and direct co-investments for the Industry Ventures Direct and Partnership Holdings team. He is on the investment committee for the Industry Ventures Direct and Partnership Holdings Funds and is also actively involved in fundraising and maintaining limited partner relationships.

Previously, he was the founder of Little Hawk Capital Management LLC which was acquired by Industry Ventures. He also spent five years as a Principal with Columbia Capital, a leading communications and information technology venture capital firm. Earlier in his career, Roland was an investment banker with JP Morgan & Co. in New York.

He graduated from Princeton University with high honors and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.