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Industry Ventures Bolsters Investment Team with the Addition of Amir Malayery as Vice President and Internal Promotions

January 11, 2016– SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Industry Ventures LLC, a leading investment firm for venture capital, today announced the appointment of Amir Malayery as Vice President. In his role with Industry Ventures, Malayery will be working with the secondary investment team.

“We are thrilled to have Amir join the Industry Ventures team as he brings a unique combination of both direct growth stage technology investing experience from Summit Partners as well as hands-on entrepreneurial experience as a founder and CEO of Dapper Shopping,” said Victor Hwang, managing director at Industry Ventures.

Malayery most recently was the founder of Dapper Shopping, Inc., a mobile commerce startup focused on menswear. Prior to that, Malayery was a growth equity investor at Summit Partners, where he executed investments across the internet, media and technology sectors. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School, along with an MA and a BA from Stanford University.

The firm is also pleased to announce the promotions of key contributors, including:

– Ira Simkhovitch to Vice President on Secondary Team

– Brian Langner to Associate on Partnership Holdings Team

“I am very pleased to welcome Amir and congratulate Ira and Brian on their consistent and valuable contributions to our firm’s success,” said Hans Swildens, CEO and founder of Industry Ventures. “We expect to see the secondary market expand dramatically in the coming years based on the industry metrics of non-traditional venture investors reaching a 10 year peak this year. With the addition of Amir to the Secondary Team, we now have more depth and resources to help companies, funds and corporate venture investors with secondary and liquidity solutions.”