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Industry Ventures Strengthens Team with Three New Hires

August 16, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Industry Ventures LLC, a leading investment firm for venture capital, today announced key additions to its investment team with the appointments of Nate Leung as Vice President and Justine Huang as Associate. The addition of these talented team members brings Industry Ventures’ team to twenty professionals, managing over $3 billion of institutional capital. In addition, Industry Ventures announced that Christopher Hipple has joined the firm’s accounting and operations team as an Accounting Manager.

“We are thrilled to have Nate and Justine join the Industry Ventures investment team as we continue to grow our portfolio and carefully evaluate and invest our new funds,” said Hans Swildens, CEO and founder of the firm. “Nate’s execution experience within VC-backed, high-growth companies along with his investment analyst experience at Bain Capital Ventures make him perfectly suited to assist our Partnership Holdings team. After working in equity research at Goldman Sachs, we are so pleased to welcome back Justine to our Secondary Team where she proved herself as an intern/analyst at our firm earlier in her career.”

Nate most recently led technology partnerships at Optimizely, and prior to that, led business operations at NuOrder, an ecommerce technology company.  As team member at Bain Capital Ventures and The Boston Consulting Group, Nate honed his skills in deal sourcing, analyzing and transaction strategies. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Stanford University.

Most recently Justine was an equity research analyst at Goldman Sachs focusing on medical technology and devices, along with covering software and internet companies as a summer analyst at Goldman.  As an intern / analyst at Industry Ventures, she researched and helped complete numerous investments.  Justine earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Statistics at University of California, Berkeley.  She also studied at University of Oxford and London School of Economics and Political Science.

Most recently, Christopher was a Fund Controller for Standish Management, a provider of private equity fund administrations services. He graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Accounting.

“At a time when our firm is growing and our investment opportunities are expanding, we are excited to bring on such high caliber team members that add depth and resources to our team,” continued Swildens. “The expanded team will help us engage with venture capital managers, entrepreneurs and company management teams with more scale and diligence.”