Damon Kirchmeier, Partner

Damon has been the CEO of a fast growing tech enabled service company in the security space where he took over an 8 person company and grew it to 115 while increasing sales from $200,000 to $8 million.  He led the transformation from a hardware based business to a software based, highly scalable model.


Damon Kirchmeier has 17 years’ experience investing in early stage companies including Jive Communications, Entrada, Listen Technologies, Lendio, and CarbonX.


Prior to joining Blue Eye, Damon was a director at Epic Ventures, an early stage VC firm in Salt Lake City. He is the past Managing Director for InnoVentures Capital Partners. He originally joined the predecessor to InnoVentures, the Utah Technology Finance Corporation, in 1997. In 2001, he and his two partners founded InnoVentures and raised a private venture capital fund where he made more than 40 different investments over two funds.


Damon began his career in 1988 at Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory. Mr. Kirchmeier served as a nuclear plant engineer and later managed a crew of Naval personnel and civilian engineers at a dual reactor plant. He also managed the support division of an international exploratory drilling company before founding InnoVentures.


Damon is a member of two angel investment groups, the Utah Angels and Park City Angels and also holds silver and bronze medals from the Masters World Championships of mountain biking.  Damon is the past Honorary Commander of the 421st fighter squadron – the Black Widows, call sign “Speed”.

Damon holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Oregon State University and an MBA from the University of Utah. He is also a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power School in Orlando, Florida.