Nigel Pitchford

Partner and the Head of Healthcare Ventures

Nigel joined Downing as a Partner in 2022 and is the Head of Healthcare Ventures. He has more than 20 years of healthcare venture experience including Partner roles at 3i, DFJ Esprit (now Molten Ventures) and latterly Touchstone Innovations where he was also the Chief Investment Officer and a group board director. His direct investment experience spans the UK, Europe and the US. Most recently, Nigel was CEO of ieso Digital Health – a company dedicated to transforming mental health with AI-enabled digital therapies. Having successfully raised $53m for ieso in 2021 Nigel decided to return to the world of venture capital and bring his hands-on experience to bear around companies operating at the intersection of healthcare and technology.