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Damien Messina

Banking and Finance, Biotechnology, Indigenous Enterprise, Social and Environmental Impact
Finding an Investor, Impact-led Business, Organisation Design, Product/Market Fit, Project Management, strategy and execution
Program Director, Impact Angel Network
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Damien manages the Impact Investment Group’s latest venture initiative, the Impact Angel Network. Working closely with the Giant Leap team, he spends most of his day connecting Victoria’s top impact startup talent to a national network of experienced impact investors. In a previous life, he managed several innovations and led delivery initiatives for some of Australia’s top banks. A two-year career pivot managing a leading indigenous organisation in North East Arnhem Land ignited his passion for impact, and the completion of his MBA catalysed his most recent move to startups. Whilst studying internationally at some of the world’s most distinguished startup schools, he saw an immense opportunity to create positive social and environmental change through venture capital. He brings a wealth of experience in solution design, strategy and execution.

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