Industry Ventures LLC, a San Francisco, CA-based investment firm for venture capital, appointed Jonathan Roosevelt as Venture Partner and Kemper Ahl as Business Development Associate.
Roosevelt most recently managed Roosevelt Capital and held various board positions. He was an early employee and VP of Sales at SocialFinance (aka Sofi), co-founder of GuestDNA, HealthyFit and Epesi Technologies (a company he co-founded with James Park of FitBit). He was an original angel investor in FitBit’s seed round, earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Harvard College with honors.
Ahl joins from Artist Capital, a NY-based merchant bank providing advisory services to financial sponsors and private businesses, where his responsibilities spanned all aspects of the firm’s business activities, including client management, due diligence, investor relations and business development.
He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Davidson College.
In addition, the firm promoted Robert May to Managing Director, Chief Operating/Compliance Officer; Aaron Hinz to VP of Finance; Lena McNulty to Manager of Investor Relations; and Brian Langner to Senior Associate.
Founded in 2000 by CEO Hans Swildens, Industry Ventures has team of over twenty venture capital professionals managing over $3 billion of institutional capital targeted at secondary investments, primary venture fund commitments, direct co-investments and special situation investing.
The firm also has an office in Washington, D.C.