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David M.

Entrepreneurship and SME Development Expert

Master's DegreeLondon School of Economics

Kuwait

Summary

I am an impact investment and business incubation development professional with significant seed and venture funding experience. I specialize in building national-grade entrepreneurship and wider private sector support platforms, which has improved the investment and financial sustainability of hundreds of private and social enterprises in different nationally strategic markets, by improving business and revenue models and overseeing the provision of technical advisory services that make companies more competitive and sustainable. I have helped business owners access venture, bank and public financing, and have improved their access to new business with major international brands; my support has translated into estimated allocations of $10 million in new small business grant funding, $20 million in new debt and equity financing, and $50 million in new purchase orders for emerging businesses. I have been involved in the establishment of 4 business incubators and served as a past President and CEO of the National Business Incubation Association, where I mobilized capacity development support for hundreds of incubators around the world. An accomplished entrepreneur, I have developed several new businesses on my own or as a member of a cofounding team, working on 10 new startups. A recognized leader, I have helped companies open new national and international markets, serving as CEO or international operations director. Much of the foregoing was achieved after gaining nine years of capital markets experience (in asset management and investment banking) in while in New York City and San Francisco. I have worked in 25 countries, lived in 7 and visited 39. I am an American national and hold a Masters degree from the London School of Economics.

Experience

  • development
  • private sector development
  • finance
  • entrepreneurism
  • urban planning
  • pakistan
  • united states
  • qatar
  • mexico
  • zimbabwe
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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