Patrick Mcdonald

Founding Partner

Patrick founded Openwell (previously named Oxford Catalyst Ventures) in 2012 to discover and deliver solutions to social and environmental problems. He has been instrumental in starting several commercial and charitable enterprises, and has been brokering commercial capital for impact investors, including a leading Venture Capital firm focused on Oxford University spin-outs. At the age of 17, Patrick started the global children’s charity Viva, which today helps over a million children every year across 22 countries. Patrick holds an MBA from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, and has contributed extensively to publications and events, both social and commercial.