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 $4 billion and serves founders, venture funds, and institutions across the ecosystem—from early-stage to exit.

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Our Approach

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.

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Our Pledge

We are committed to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion—both within our own walls and throughout the private equity community. Our human capital is by far the most valuable asset we have. We have worked with Diversity VC and have met their Level 1 Certification.

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Portfolio Companies

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.

Venture Funds

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.


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The Continued Growth of Venture Buyouts – an Updated Perspective

Introduction In late 2018, Industry Ventures published a white paper on the evolution of the software buyout landscape and the emergence of a new category of small, tech-focused buyout funds targeting venture-backed technology companies. Among our key assertions was that smaller, verticalized SAAS businesses are particularly well-suited for buyout exits. In light of this, we…

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The Impact of COVID-19 on VC Funds

To better understand the impact of COVID-19 and its related government mandates on the venture capital industry, we surveyed our universe of venture funds. Nearly all respondents were VC fund CFOs or General Partners. The goal of this survey was to gauge the venture capital-related economic impact of COVID-19 and its associated government regulations, and how the consequent actions of industry stakeholders are affecting the VC space. The data that we collected suggests that these various elements are driving the following trends in our industry:

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How Big is the Secondary Market for Venture Capital?

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…

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White Paper: Small Tech Buyout – The Fourth Exit Option

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