Dahna Goldstein (she/her) is committed to increasing access to capital for world-changing organizations. As Chief Investment Officer at Halcyon, she is helping to build the social entrepreneurship ecosystem, building on her experience as a social entrepreneur and advisor to social impact organizations. Dahna is a Senior Fellow in the Digital Impact and Governance Initiative at New America, and co-founder of Resistance by Design. She was the founder and CEO of PhilanTech, which was acquired by Altum in 2014 where she continued to serve as Director of Philanthropy Solutions.
Prior to starting PhilanTech, Dahna worked for venture philanthropies, including Ashoka and Blue Ridge Foundation New York. A graduate of Williams College, Dahna also holds a master of education degree, with a concentration in technology, from Harvard University, and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.
She has written extensively about social impact, and has taught technology entrepreneurship at Georgetown University and blockchain at American University’s Kogod School of Business. Dahna was named one of Newsweek’s “13 Women Entrepreneurs to Bet On” and one of BusinessWeek’s “25 Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs.”