Ella Donegan

Ella Donegan

Ella Donegan
+44 (0)20 7667 3547

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.



  • 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 Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery2009

University College London

Medical Sciences with Psychology2008

University College London



  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales