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Mark Dowds

Mark Dowds

Mark is a Venture Partner at Anthemis. A serial investor and entrepreneur, Mark has an established track record of bringing velocity to high growth early stage companies. Mark is a key member of the Ecosystem Development team, managing business development and developing Anthemis’s partnerships with financial services incumbents and technology companies worldwide.

In 2012 he co-founded Trov—the world’s first on-demand insurance platform—and was accountable for revenue, strategy and growth as the company expanded internationally. In two decades he has helped get dozens of ventures off the ground, through his Canadian- and Irish-based incubators. Mark was an LP in Bullet Time Ventures, an early seed investor in Uber and Twilio. He is the Chairman of Techstart Ventures, which helps entrepreneurs build successful technology businesses from the ground up in Northern Ireland and Scotland. He is an advisor to several companies including Modius Health, StageTEN, eHarvestHub and Flo Technologies.

If he is not on a plane or a stage, these days Mark is on a bike or spending time creating adventures with his two teenagers, and wife of 22 years.


Trov Inc.
Techstart Ventures LLP
Ormeau Baths


Strategic innovation
Business strategy
Business development