Sean Dowling joined Osage Venture Partners in 2011 and helps to lead OVP’s efforts to partner with exceptional entrepreneurs and support them as they grow leading businesses. Sean serves as a board member of BoodleAI, BookKeeping Express, Brazen Technologies, Connected2Fiber, Dina, ExecOnline, MarginEdge, and Ostendio. He was a board member of TimelinePI through the company’s successful acquisition by ABBYY Software in 2019. Sean is also a board observer at Circonus, Indico, Noodle Partners, RackWare, RiskLens, Sidecar, Strategikon Pharma, and Transeo; and was previously a board observer for GoCanvas prior to its acquisition by K1 Investment Management and Phone2Action prior to its acquisition by Frontier Capital.
Sean holds several leadership positions in and has been a speaker for organizations supporting the venture ecosystem, including the Philadelphia Alliance of Capital and Technology and the Mid-Atlantic Venture Association in the Washington DC / Northern Virginia area.
Sean joined OVP after interning while pursuing his MBA. Prior to business school, Sean spent five years as a strategy consultant at the Monitor Group in London, UK and Boston, MA where he served as a senior case team leader and member of Monitor’s marketing strategy group, m2c. At Monitor, Sean focused on integrating marketing strategy and organizational design to enable his clients to achieve sustainable growth by better understanding their customers and developing innovative products and solutions to meet their needs.
Sean completed his MBA, with honors, from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Economics.
Sean currently serves as the Treasurer of the Board for Community Partnership School, a pre-K to fifth grade independent school in Northeast Philadelphia that serves low-wealth, low-income students from the surrounding neighborhoods. He is also a member of the investment committee for Wharton Impact Investing Partners, a student run impact investing organization at Wharton.
Sean lives in Philadelphia with his wife and their three children.