Ella Donegan

Ella Donegan

Ella Donegan
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Ella Donegan is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups in London. Ella advises clients on a range of corporate matters, with a particular focus on transactions in the technology sector. Her experience includes advising investors, companies (ranging from start-ups to large multi-nationals), and management teams on a broad variety of projects including venture capital, mergers & acquisitions, and general corporate transactions. Prior to becoming a solicitor, Ella worked as a medical doctor in the National Health Service.


  • Vertice, a London-based tech-enabled SaaS purchasing company, on its $25 million Series B fundraise co-led by 83North and BVP
  • Accel as the lead investor in the US$90 million Series C fundraising round for artificial intelligence-based video generation platform Synthesia
  • Supercritical, a carbon removal marketplace, on its $13 million Series A financing
  • Plain, a London based start-up developing an API-first tool to help companies provide streamlines support for customer service teams, on its $6 million seed fundraising
  • Better Dairy Limited, on completing a £1.6 million seed funding round led by Happiness Capital
  • Octopus Ventures, on completing a £3 million investment into Whirli Limited as part of a total £4 million seed funding round
  • Octopus Ventures and BGF, on completing their £9.1 million investment into Orbital Express Launch Limited as part of a total £13.65 million series B funding round
  • Cleo on its $44 Million Series B funding round led by EQT Ventures
  • Smedvig Capital on completing a $10 million Series A investment in restaurant intelligence platform Yumpingo  
  • Skew, a cryptocurrency real-time data analytics company, on a £4 million Series A funding round led by Octopus Ventures
  • Skew, a crypto analytics platform, on a $2 million seed financing led by FirstMinute Capital*
  • Smedvig Capital on leading a $7.4 million series A investment in the adtech startup Spirable*
  • Atomico on leading a £10 million series A investment in the childcare platform Koru Kids*
  • Flatfair, the “deposit-free” renting platform, on its $11 million series A financing led by Index Ventures*

* Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Ella is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and is registered with the General Medical Council.

Professional Experience

Prior to embarking on a career in law, Ella studied Medicine in London and worked as a doctor in the National Health Service.



Legal Practice Course2014

Kaplan Law School

Graduate Diploma in Law2013

BPP Law School

Bachelor of Medicine2009

University College London



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales