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 a Principal at Accomplice; formerly a startup person (at Ovuline and Abine) and a lawyer. I invest in things that feel like they’re out of sci-fi and video games, like augmented and virtual reality.

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 a Principal at Accomplice (FKA Atlas Venture) focusing on virtual and augmented reality and frontier tech. Sarah co-founded Rev Boston, an award and event honoring 20 of the top women in Boston tech at the VP or Director levels in their careers. Previously, she was Director of Marketing at Ovuline, a women’s reproductive health startup making fertility and pregnancy mobile apps, and 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 with a certificate in intellectual property and holds a B.A. in Psychology from Hamilton College. Sarah has been published as a source in over 250 publications, including The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes, The Economist, CNET, and CNN. She is a video gamer, weight lifter, and scifi fan, and serves on the board of nonprofit InnerCity Weightlifting.

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