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 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, you can submit a funding application to us by sending us your business plan here. We evaluate all of the business plans we receive with the criteria above and we aim to get back to you in less than three days.
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