Dona Ardeman

Dona Ardeman


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What can Dona do for you?

Dona specialises in investment funds. She enjoys helping firms, government departments, charities, universities, and others establish, manage, and invest in funds.  From setting up an innovative structure, to solving a problem for a manager, to advising an investor on a fund's terms, Dona is passionate about helping clients create innovative structures or engage in emerging finance opportunities.

Supporting your ambitions

Dona recently helped IQ Capital Partners establish their third venture capital fund, the IQ Capital Fund III, a £125m venture capital fund investing in deeptech.  Dona worked closely with the fund manager to develop the fund's unique multi-fund structure, the first of its kind, comprising two limited partnerships interconnected with a transparent nominee fund to offer equal but tailored investment opportunities to a range of investors. This was a perfect opportunity to combine a deep understanding of a variety of fund structures, willingness to push the envelope, and ability to help the client realise its vision.

What do others say?

Fred Soneya of Haatch Ventures said Dona was "instrumental in helping us … not just advising on the legal side but providing strategic support and introductions to collaborators.”

Dona’s collaborative approach with clients makes her  “a valuable partner - very able, thorough, pragmatic and responsive” Legal 500

What else should you know?

Dona has a keen interest in emerging finance, from crowdfunding (she guest lectured at the first World Crowdfunding Conference in Guiyang, China) to blockchain and cryptoassets (most recently publishing an article in Charity Finance). 

She has volunteered in various capacities including running a tech hackathon to solve problems in the refugee crisis.


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