Ali Ramadan is a partner in Goodwin’s Technology and Life Sciences groups with broad corporate experience and a practice that spans the corporate life cycle. In particular, Mr. Ramadan focuses on venture capital, cross-border M&A and private equity transactions for technology businesses. His clients include start-ups, high-growth companies and investors (both institutional and corporate) operating in the technology, fintech, proptech and digital media industries.

Mr. Ramadan is also involved in Goodwin’s PropTech Initiative, which is focused on supporting the intersection of Real Estate and Technology through thoughtful collaboration across the two practice areas. He stays up to date on relevant market trends impacting the PropTech sector to effectively support clients involved in this space.

Mr. Ramadan is noted as a Leading Individual in Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK for Venture Capital. Clients quote that "Ali is very responsive and one of the rare lawyers who simply gets it. He is able to seamlessly give legal, pragmatic and commercial advice at the same time. He is an experienced yet understated lawyer. Clients can trust Ali to be proactive and hands-on."

Prior to joining Goodwin, Mr. Ramadan was a partner at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

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Mr. Ramadan’s representative experience includes the following:

Venture Capital Experience:

  • Captify, a leading search intelligence platform, on its sale to SFW Capital Partners. 
  • 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.
  • Hoxton Farms Ltd, a UK startup, on completing a £2.7 million in seed funding led by Founders Fund.
  • Cleo on its $44 Million Series B funding round led by EQT Ventures.
  • LabGenius, a protein engineering company, on completing a $15 million Series A extension led by Atomico.
  • Spoon Guru, a food tech company providing tailored nutritional expertise, on completing a Series A round led by W23.
  • Octopus Ventures on completing a £3 million investment into Katkin as part of a £4.5 million seed funding round.
  • Balderton Capital on completing a £8.8 million investment into host kitchen tech provider Kbox Global as part of a £12 million round.
  • Omnipresent Group a tech-enabled platform that handles all of the complexity of international employment for clients on its $2 million seed round led by Playfair Capital and Episode 1.
  • Octopus Ventures on leading a £7.5 million investment into ThoughtRiver as part of a Series A round.
  • Octopus Ventures on leading a £6.6 million investment into Vitesse PSP as part of a Series A funding round.
  • Mashroom, a unique end to end property letting platform, on completing a £4 million convertible loan note financing.
  • Navenio the hospital workforce AI platform it £9 million Series A financing led by QBN Capital.
  • ING Ventures on its $5 million investment in the series B round of Eigen Technologies, the global provider of natural language processing technology.
  • Hoxton Ventures on completing a £5 million investment into host kitchen tech provider Kbox Global.
  • Fidelity International Strategic Ventures on leading a $10 million Series A investment in the compliance technology and data analytics company SteelEye.
  • 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.
  • Kitch, building delivery-first virtual kitchens, on a €1 million pre-seed financing round led by Seedcamp and Mustard Seed MAZE.
  • SenSat, which creates digital representations of real world locations, or “digital twins,” on its $10 million series A financing led by Tencent.*
  • 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.*
  • Eight Roads Ventures on funding rounds in Moneybox, Mention Me, Fuse Universal, OTA Insight and Decibel Insight.*
  • Santander InnoVentures on its participation in the series B funding round of MarketInvoice.*
  • Smedvig Capital on funding rounds in Profile Pensions, Captify Media, the marketing technology business Infinity and the recruitment site Adzuna.*
  • QBE Insurance on its participation in the funding rounds of the artificial intelligence start-ups Cytora and Jupiter.*
  • Eastnine on its seed funding round led by Local Globe and Cherry Ventures.*
  • Beautystack on its series A funding round led by Index Ventures.*
  • Global content creator Quill Content on its series A, B and C funding rounds led by Ariadne Capital, Smedvig Capital and Panoramic Growth.*
  • Just Eat on its US$64 million series C funding round led by Vitruvian Partners and its corporate venture investment in Flypay.*
  •, the high-end online fashion retailer, on its US$86 million series E funding led by DST Global and US$66 million series D funding round led by Vitruvian Partners.*

M&A Experience:

  • Skew Ltd, on the sale of its entire issued share capital to Coinbase Global Inc for a total consideration satisfied in cash and Coinbase stock. 
  • Rimilia Holdings Ltd and its shareholders on the sale of 100% of its issued share capital to Blackline Systems Inc for a total consideration of $120 million. 
  • Quill Content on its sale to the Webedia Group.*
  • GoCardless on its acquisition of the Directli platform.*
  • Smedvig Capital on the sale of the Picture Production Company, an international digital marketing agency, to SDI Media Group.*
  • My Home Move, the technology driven conveyancing firm, on the acquisition of Advantage Property Lawyers.*
  • bwin.Party Digital Entertainment, an online gambling company, on a US$35 million disposal of the World Poker Tour business to Ourgame International Holdings.*
  • Shareholders of Albion Brand, a PR agency, on sale of a majority stake to the U.S.-based marketing services group KBS (owned by MDC Partners).*
  • Lorillard, Inc., a U.S. tobacco company on its £60 million acquisition of Skycig, a leading UK electronic cigarette brand.*
  • Shareholders of Toptable on a US$55 million disposal to OpenTable.*

*Denotes experience prior to joining Goodwin.

Professional Activities

Mr. Ramadan is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.


Mr. Ramadan is regularly recognized by industry publications. Rankings and accolades include:

  • Ranked in Private Equity: Venture Capital investment, Chambers UK 2022 
  • Ranked in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Chambers UK 2021 
  • Next Generation Partner: Venture Capital, Legal 500 UK 2021
  • Ranked in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investments, Chambers UK 2020 (One source attests: “Ali is without doubt a trusted adviser and takes it in his stride. He knows which points to focus on, and we appreciate his pragmatic approach.”)
  • Up and Coming in Private Equity: Venture Capital Investment, Chambers UK 2018 and 2019
  • Recommended Individual: Venture Capital, Legal 500 UK 2018 and 2019
  • Recommended Individual: Fintech, Legal 500 UK 2018 and 2019
  • Recommended Individual: M&A Lower Mid-Market, Legal 500 UK 2018
  • Young Legal Innovator of the Year, Financial Times, 2016

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Diploma in Law, 2003
City University
Degree in Business Studies, 2002
Cass Business School
(First Class)



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