Amir founded Susquehanna Growth Equity in 2006 with the owners of SIG. He focuses on investments in software and financial technology, and currently serves on the boards of B-Stock, HMP Communications, iCIMS, Payoneer and Zyme. He previously served on the boards of PaySimple (acquired by Providence), CashEdge (acquired by Fiserv), Plimus (acquired by a Financial Sponsor), ESP Technologies (acquired by ITG), Kashya (acquired by EMC), and Prosight (acquired by Primavera/Oracle) and was involved in investments in ClariFI (Standard & Poor’s), Whale Communications (Microsoft), Paradigm Geophysical (NASDAQ, then acquired by Apax) and Crossworlds (NASDAQ, then acquired by IBM). He was previously a venture capitalist at TL Ventures and BRM Capital, and was also an investment banker at Robertson Stephens.
Amir grew up in Albuquerque, New Mexico and attended La Cueva High School. Although he doesn’t watch Breaking Bad, he is fairly certain that Walter White is modeled after his 7th grade physics teacher. In high school, Amir made a valiant attempt to be a wrestler, but moved on after a 4-4 season (three of his wins by forfeit). Instead, he became a coder in Assembler Language, Pascal and Basic, and was particularly adept on the Apple III computing platform. When Apple discontinued its then most disastrous commercial product line, he gave up his programming aspirations and took up the study of finance.
He is the proud father of five charming and bright boys. Yes, his wife is a saint. Although five boys naturally suggests a basketball team, their athletic abilities have led them to favor the Reading Olympics.
Amir received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He taught entrepreneurial management to second year MBA candidates at the Wharton School from 2005-2010 and is a frequent guest lecturer at the school.