Collaborative. Flexible. Innovative. Pioneering venture capital solutions for 20 years.
Who We Are
Born amidst the dot-com crash, we understand the challenges of illiquidity. For over two decades, we have pioneered new segments of the venture capital market. Today, Industry Ventures manages over $3.5 billion and serves founders, venture funds, and institutions across the ecosystem—from early-stage to exit.
We are a full-stack venture capital investment firm. Our funds invest into companies and venture capital partnerships directly and via secondary transactions. Our team addresses inefficiencies in venture capital with flexible solutions for entrepreneurs, venture funds, and limited partners.
We are proud to invest in the leading venture-backed companies driving the global economy forward. Whether our firm joins as a primary investor or through a secondary transaction, we support the entrepreneurs running these businesses without distracting management from their primary objectives.
Being both a limited partner in venture funds and a co-investor, we offer unique support to GPs over the life-cycle of the fund. We offer primary commitments at inception, early secondary purchases, tail-end restructurings and wind down, and secondary direct purchases to provide liquidity for top companies to ensure executive teams can go the distance to final exit. As a collaborative investor, we do not have preset ownership or investment amounts; and we are often invited by well-functioning boards to lead rounds as we do not require a seat.
October 25, 2019-By
Hans Swildens, Victor Hwang, and Nick Laszlo
By Hans Swildens, Victor Hwang, and Nick Laszlo “How big is the market?”, a question we are commonly asked due to our investments in the secondary venture market. This can be difficult to answer for a variety of reasons, the main one is confidentiality. Most sales/investments are not publicly announced. Our estimates are not only…