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Downing Ventures is a division of Downing LLP. We invest venture capital into early and growth stage technology businesses. Our belief is that technology now forms an integral part of the everyday lives of consumers, corporations and governments. Further, we believe that we are now experiencing the benefits of the second wave of technology development, which is now based on sound infrastructure. Investing into this trend, we look for:

  • Visionary entrepreneurs, with the ability to execute as well as dream
  • Large (potential) addressable markets
  • Distinct product / service advantages
  • Limited adoption risk for customers


We seek to invest £100,000 – £1.0 million per company. We will often invest in seed-stage deals, and then look to continue to support those companies through phases of subsequent growth. Fundamentally, we back entrepreneurs. We are supportive, hopefully helpful, investors. You can learn more about the investments we have made so far by clicking here or downloading our Portfolio book here, and you can see who makes up the Downing Ventures team here. The main sectors in which we invest are:

  • Consumer Internet & Mobile
  • Enterprise Software
  • Defence & Security Technology
  • Financial Technology
  • Health Technology


If you are an entrepreneur with a business in one of these areas and you think you are the right fit for us, please visit our dedicated website www.downingventures.com. We evaluate all of the business plans we receive with the criteria above and we aim to get back to you within a week.


For the latest updates, follow us on Twitter @downingventures.


Important Notice

Investing in our products will place your capital at risk and you may not get back the full amount invested. Any tax treatment may be subject to change and the availability and value of the reliefs depend on the individual circumstances of each investor. The availability of tax reliefs also depends on the investee companies maintaining their qualifying status.

Further information can be found at HMRC’s website. Neither past performance or forecasts are reliable indicators of future results and should not be relied upon. Unquoted or smaller company shares are likely to have higher price fluctuations and are likely to be more difficult to sell than shares quoted on the London Stock Exchange Official List. Website content is not intended to constitute investment, tax or legal advice. We recommend you seek independent advice before investing in any of our products.

Important Notice

Downing’s investments place your capital at risk and you may not get back the full amount invested. Past performance and forecasts are not a reliable guide to future results. Tax treatment may be subject to change and depends on individual circumstances. Smaller company shares are likely to have higher volatility and liquidity risks than other types of main market listed instruments. We recommend that you seek professional independent financial advice before investing. We do not offer investment or tax advice.

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