Investor of the Year

This award recognizes the most outstanding individual or entity that has contributed significantly to investing in the Hawaiʻi startup ecosystem - not only in the literal capital definition, but also in terms of their investment in the community.
Our 2024 Investor of the Year Winner is Donavan Kealoha of Startup Capital Ventures x SBI Fund. Startup Capital Ventures x SBI Fund is an early-stage venture capital fund dedicated to investing in B2B software and technology startups. Donavan has led two investments into two Hawaii-based technology companies, Shifted Energy and, Inc.