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Pathum Dissanayake

Pathum is an Investment Director of Taronga Ventures aand is a responsible for deal sourcing, investment due diligence and investee company management. Pathum has significant experience leading, growing and valuing growth stage companies in addition to his time in investment banking.

Prior to Taronga, Pathum led sales, strategy and marketing in a number of technology companies across the United States and Asia, including Google’s Southeast Asia team and Pellucid Analytics, a New York based software company providing quantitative corporate finance solutions to the Wall Street banks. In these roles Pathum was responsible for defining and executing go-to market strategy, sales and marketing, business development and client engagement.

In addition his time with technology companies, Pathum was a founder of Aura Capital, raised over $20m of growth capital, structured over $30m of transactions and led a variety of advisory mandates including restructures, recapitalisations and strategic reviews. He was also the founder and manager of two consumer finance businesses, 1300HomeLoan and Finsure.

Pathum began his career in investment banking, where he worked across the infrastructure, utilities and real estate sectors, advising governments, listed companies and funds on investment opportunities in competitive bid environments. During his time at Macquarie Capital Advisers and Brookfield Australia, he was responsible for the the execution of over $12 billion dollars of acquisitions. He holds an MBA from INSEAD, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics) from the University of Sydney.

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