Donavan Kealoha is a director at Startup Capital Ventures, where he works alongside the fund’s managing directors in all aspects of potential and active investments, from deal sourcing, deal diligence, and portfolio company management, including serving on the board of portfolio company AreaMetrics, Hobnob, and board observer at Breinify.
Prior to joining Startup Capital, Donavan co-founded a venture-capital backed materials science company and Asio Corporation, a software development consulting firm.
In addition to his work with Startup Capital, Donavan is a director with Shifted Energy, and also serves on the Entrepreneurs Foundation of Hawaiʻi board. In 2013, Donavan co-founded the Purple Maiʻa Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on empowering high opportunity youth in underserved Hawaiʻi communities that possess rich cultural heritages by providing indigenized technology education.
Donavan is a licensed attorney and a proud product of the Hawaiʻi public educational system. He holds a BA, and JD/MBA from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.