Amir Malayery

Managing Director

Key Facts

  • Previous mobile commerce entrepreneur
  • Former growth equity investor at Summit Partners
  • Used to be 300lbs on the Stanford offensive line
  • Co-leads IV2 volunteering


Amir concentrates on originating, executing, and managing secondary investments in later-stage, venture-backed companies and venture capital funds. While at Industry Ventures, has led direct investments in technology companies, as well as through limited partnership interests in venture funds across various stages and geographies. Amir also started and co-manages the firm’s volunteering efforts through its non-profit initiative IV2 (“I Volunteer with Industry Ventures”).

Prior to Industry Ventures, Amir was founder and CEO of mobile commerce startup Dapper Shopping. Previously, Amir was an investor at Summit Partners, a growth equity firm where he focused on internet and technology investments.

Amir received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA and MA from Stanford, where he played offensive line on the football team. He enjoys improv acting with his troupe Party Gargoyle, karaoke singing, and emceeing friends’ weddings in his spare time.