Ofer Nemirovsky joined HarbourVest in 1986 and served as a managing director through 2014. In January 2015, he became a Senior Advisor. Ofer continues to provide input on firm strategy, investments, and other HarbourVest matters. During his 29-year tenure with HarbourVest, Ofer concentrated on direct co-investments and pioneered the direct team’s early focus on software companies. He co-led the team for many years and was responsible for numerous successful investments, including Artisoft, AVID, AXENT, Centra, Clarus, Creo, Dendrite International, Digital Insight, eTapestry, Frame, Gilead, Insignia Solutions, Manugistics, Marcam, m-Qube, NETCOM On-Line, Progress Software, Radware, Retix, Shopzilla, SpectraLink, Ultimate Software, and UUNET. He was also instrumental in business development and accessing new sources of capital around the world.
Ofer’s previous experience includes four years in technical computer sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard.
He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986. Ofer serves or has served on the Boards of the National Venture Capital Association, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, and the Institute of Contemporary Art. He is a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania.