About Me

Sarah A. Downey headshotHey guys. Big Gulps, eh? All right! (Pause) Welp, seeya later!

That was a Dumb and Dumber reference. If you got it, we have a 73% higher chance of being friends.

Me, the work edition: I’m currently a Principal and Director of Community at Accomplice, (which used to go by both Atlas Venture and FKA); formerly of OvulineStartup Institute, and Abine. I’m a writer, marketer, and lawyer and spend my days working with our portfolio companies, learning the business of VC, and thinking about brand and marketing for the firm.

Me, the personal edition: I buy more books than I can read. If I could make just one food calorie-free for life, it’d be brownie sundaes. Cosplay, Halloween, and theme parties are my favorite things. I have a tattoo of the Triforce from the Legend of Zelda. I do Tough Mudders. I crush sci-fi books, shows, and movies. Poor grammar makes me unhappy. I wish I could take a nap every day. I like electronic music, the First Amendment, and anti-humor. I have a pet bunny named Rorschach.

Media bio: Sarah A. Downey is a writer, privacy advocate, and attorney. She is currently Principal and Director of Community at Accomplice, an early stage technology venture capital firm, where she runs marketing and community initiatives. She joined Accomplice after a year as Director of Marketing at Ovuline, a women’s reproductive health startup making fertility and pregnancy mobile apps, and three years as Manager of Content and Communications at Abine, a consumer online privacy startup. Sarah received her J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law, where she obtained a certification in intellectual property and was a Pudlin First Amendment scholar, and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College. Sarah’s comments on privacy have appeared in over 250 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, CNET, and CNN. She is a marathon runner and video gamer.

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