Dama Sathianathan

Dama Sathianathan, Senior Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures, with roles at VentureESG, CHAYN, EmpowerHack, HelpAge, and more, specializes in impact investing.
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Dama Sathianathan is a Senior Partner at Bethnal Green Ventures (BGV), Europe's leading early-stage tech for good venture capital firm, a role she has held since January 2024. BGV focuses on backing ambitious founders who leverage technology to address significant social and environmental challenges, aiming to improve millions of lives. Dama's expertise lies in investment management, fundraising, impact investing, and deal sourcing, contributing to BGV's success in generating top-tier returns and measurable impact for investors.

Before her current role, Dama served as the Head of Origination and Senior Manager for Communities & Networks at BGV, where she honed her skills in due diligence, business development, impact assessment, and strategic thinking. Additionally, she has been actively involved with VentureESG as a Steering Committee Member, promoting environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards within the venture capital industry. Dama's career also includes significant roles at CHAYN, where she addressed gender-based violence, and EmpowerHack, a collective focused on humanitarian technology for women and girls. Her diverse background and commitment to using technology for social good underscore her influential role in the tech for good landscape.

• Bethnal Green Ventures, Senior Partner : Jan 2024 - Present
• Bethnal Green Ventures, Head of Origination : Jan 2024 - Present
• Bethnal Green Ventures, Senior Manager, Communities & Networks : Jan 2021 - Dec 2023
• Bethnal Green Ventures, Partner : Jan 2019 - Dec 2023
• Bethnal Green Ventures, Communications Manager : Jul 2017 - Dec 2020
• VentureESG, Steering Committee Member : Sep 2021 - Present
• CHAYN, Director : Feb 2019 - Oct 2021
• EmpowerHack, Communications & Engagement Lead : Aug 2016 - Dec 2017
• HelpAge International, Communications and Engagement Officer : Dec 2016 - Jul 2017
• HelpAge International, Communications Assistant : May 2014 - Dec 2016
• Coalition for the International Criminal Court, Communications and Online Media Intern : May 2013 - Jan 2014
• Doris Dober Detailed Communication, PR Intern : Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
• AIESEC Tilburg, Outgoing Exchange: Preparation, Integration and Reintegration Manager : Jan 2012 - Aug 2012
• Tilburg University, Student Ambassador : Sep 2010 - Jul 2012
• De Lage Landen Leasing GmbH, Trainee for Legal & Compliance : Jul 2011 - Dec 2011

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