Business Modeling, Cap Tables, Fundraising, Go-To-Market Strategy, Governance, Overseas Expansion, Pricing, Product Development, Globalisation
BUSINESS MODEL EXPERIENCE
B2G, B2B, B2B2C, B2C
EXPERTISE IN THESE COUNTRIES
Australia, China, Germany, Austria, Hong Kong, New Zealand, United States, United Kingdom
The lead investor in two NZ startups - OrbViz (www.orbviz.com) and Yarken (www.yarken.com), David is also an angel investor in numerous other startups, in addition to being an investor in four Icehouse funds. David serves as a limited partner and partner at Ascend Capital Partners, a VC fund with a focus on European tech companies. With 20 years of experience in China, David was the first foreign employee at Alibaba.
Why are you passionate about working with startup founders?
I want to help grow the tech ecosystem and change the perception that housing is the best way to make money in NZ.
What experience do you have working with startup founders?
Regardless of the size of my investment I try to engage with the founders and are always available for consultations.