Damian Manning is a hacker, investor and serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of commercial innovation and a dedication to creating groundbreaking online experiences. He is a founding venture partner at early-stage capital firm DEV, mentor at ERA and Golden Gate Ventures, and advisor to multiple high-profile startups, including Co-Star, Muserk and Stationhead. With his latest venture HIFI, Damian harnesses the remarkable capabilities of AI to power innovative solutions for the music industry.
Previously, Damian was co-founder, CEO and principal architect of Echospin, whose pioneering solutions enabled rights holders to sell digital, physical and mobile goods directly to fans. Acquired in 2010, Echospin powered campaigns for the world’s chart-topping artists, generating millions in revenue for artists, labels, Disney and Live Nation, among others.
Earlier in his career, Damian served as Managing Director for Digital Strategy Partners and VP, Digital Media for MTV Networks, where he led global digital strategy when MTV was the top music destination in the world.