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Industry Ventures Announces Secondary Team Promotions

December 12, 2019– SAN FRANCISCO, CA– Industry Ventures, L.L.C., a leading venture capital investment firm, today announced two Principals on the secondary funds team were promoted to Managing Director.

“I’m very happy to announce that both Ira Simkhovitch and Amir Malayery have been promoted to Managing Director.  They are key members of our investment team and have continued to prove that they can source secondary venture investments from a variety of sellers that in turn have provided our funds exposure to some of the leading venture-backed businesses. They have also been critical players in building out our secondary team and processes, and we are excited to see them continue this growth in a more meaningful way,” said Hans Swildens, CEO and Founder of Industry Ventures.

Before joining Industry Ventures as a Vice President in 2014, Ira was on the investment team at The Carlyle Group/AlpInvest Partners and with Commonfund. He earned his MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School and a BS in engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Amir joined Industry Ventures in 2016 as a Vice President. Prior to Industry, Amir was the Founder of Dapper Shopping, a mobile commerce startup focused on men’s retail as well as an investor at Summit Partners, a growth equity firm at which he focused on technology investments.  Amir received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in International Relations and a MA in Sociology from Stanford University.

About Industry Ventures, L.L.C.

Founded in 2000, Industry Ventures is a leading venture capital platform with over $3.5B under management. Industry Ventures invests across all stages of the venture capital lifecycle through complementary fund strategies. The firm is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Washington, D.C. and London. For more information, please visit

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