Industry Ventures hires one and promotes two

Industry Ventures has named Amir Malayery as vice president. Previously, Malayery founded Dapper Shopping Inc. Also, the venture firm has promoted Ira Simkhovitch to vice president on its secondary team and Brian Langner to associate on its partnership holdings team.


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.”

About Industry Ventures LLC
Industry Ventures is a leading investment firm that focuses on venture capital. The firm invests directly in venture-backed companies through secondaries and co-investments as well as indirectly through LP interest secondaries and primary commitments to early stage venture funds. Founded in 2000, the firm manages over $2 billion of institutional capital and is headquartered in San Francisco with an office in Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit