Speaker Damien Steel

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OMERS Ventures

Managing Partner and Global Head of Venture Capital
Damien Steel

In his role as Managing Partner & Head of Ventures, Damien is accountable for investments and fund operations, while providing strategic oversight to the business globally. Damien joined OMERS Ventures in 2011, having been with the team since its inception that year. Under his leadership, OMERS Ventures expanded to include offices in London and Silicon Valley.

Damien has over 15 years of venture investing experience, including prior roles with BridgeScale Partners and EdgeStone Capital Partners. Before joining OMERS Ventures, Damien was an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector, having founded and exited a digital dental laboratory startup.

Damien also serves as a board member with current OMERS Ventures portfolio investments Hopper, TouchBistro, and Wave. He formerly led the investment in PasswordBox (acquired by Intel).

Damien is from Toronto, Canada and holds a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University. He is also a CA and a CFA charter holder. Damien is an avid golfer and poker player.



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