Ella Donegan is an associate in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups in London. Ms. Donegan 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, Ms. Donegan worked as a medical doctor in the National Health Service.

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  • 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

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Ms. Donegan 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, Ms. Donegan studied Medicine in London and worked as a doctor in the National Health Service.

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Legal Practice Course, 2014
Kaplan Law School
Graduate Diploma in Law, 2013
BPP Law School
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, 2009
University College London
Medical Sciences with Psychology, 2008
University College London



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