Downing Ventures

Downing Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in early and growth stage technology business. The Firm seeks to invest in consumer internet and mobile, enterprise software, education technology, e-commerce, life sciences, defense and security technology, financial technology and health technology.

London, GB
Downing Ventures was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in London, GB

Key People at Downing Ventures

David Bailey

David Bailey

Entrepreneur in Residence
Matt Penneycard

Matt Penneycard

Head Of Downing Ventures
Francesca Warner

Francesca Warner

Michael Tefula

Michael Tefula

Sophie Andre

Sophie Andre

Venture Assistant

Downing Ventures Office Locations

Downing Ventures has offices in London and New York
London, GB (HQ)
Ergon House Horseferry Rd
New York, US
447 Broadway

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Downing Ventures News and Updates

Just some of the investors you’ll run into at #TheEuropas, June 13, London

 In partnership with TechCrunch, The Europas Conference & Awards, is a different kind of tech startup event which features smaller breakout sessions on key subjects for startups, as well as main-stage speakers and panels. It’s also very different, in that there’s no “off-limits speaker room” at …

Why tech VCs must reflect the diversity of the firms they fund

Technology companies have an undeniable impact on the lives we lead. Every day, companies that didn’t exist five years ago influence the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the way we travel, and how we communicate with our colleagues and loved ones. Investors play a huge part in deciding whether t…

A female VC cofounded a diversity initiative after being mistaken for a waitress at a conference

A group of UK venture capitalists has cofounded Diversity VC, an initiative to get people other than white men into the industry. The founders of the non-profit partnership include Francesca Warner, a Downing Ventures associate who told Business Insider the lack of diversity…

Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups

 While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today, Facebook announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in …

And the winner of Startup Battlefield at Disrupt London 2016 is… Seenit

 Startups participating in the Startup Battlefield have all been hand-picked to participate in our highly competitive startup competition. They all presented in front of multiple groups of VCs and tech leaders serving as judges for a chance to win £40,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup. After hours of …
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