Downing Ventures team updates

We are delighted to share some recent updates across the Downing Ventures team that include Jack Eadie being promoted to Partner, Will Orde to Director, Laoise McGarry to Portfolio Director and Matt Pierce to Principal. 

Jack joined Downing Ventures in June 2020 with a strong pedigree from well-known venture capital firms and is a rising star that has made a great impression on the team. He has worked on multiple transactions and portfolio companies since joining, including StorageOS and Ayar Labs. He has also brought a level of depth in the investment process and due diligence from his previous roles. Additionally, Jack has contributed to the strategy of the ventures team and helped elevate awareness of its brand by promoting Downing Ventures on multiple platforms including podcasts and conference panels.  

Will Orde has had a bumper year this year becoming a father for the first time and working tirelessly across his portfolio companies including ADAY and Papier, both retail businesses that have risen against the storm of Covid-19 and now sailing calmer waters thanks to his direction and advice. 

Laoise keeps the whole ventures team in check with her meticulous attention to detail and accounting skills while also being a huge support for all of the portfolio companies, including being hired to the board of hybrid events company, Glisser, this year. 

Matt started out at Downing in the product team and jumped ship to ventures two years ago. Since then, he has helped shape the healthcare strategy across the ventures team and worked on some of its most notable transactions including both Arecor and GENinCode’s recent IPOs. 

Congratulations to Jack, Will, Laoise and Matt for these well-deserved promotions. A company is only as good as its team so therefore, Downing Ventures is looking pretty fantastic with this bunch! 

Date published:

17 Aug 2021

Practice area:

Enterprise