David Prais

Greater London Investment Fund

David’s management experience lies in building fast-growing companies and aligning strategy and business plans, having been in strategic planning for Gateway and Dell. He works with companies in many sectors delivering plans from strategy to execution. David is co-founder of the accelerator Colider.io. He sits on a number of company boards, including Funding London, GLIF, Bellacor.com Inc, Involved Management Ltd, Learning Possibilities Ltd, and others.

He has advised the World Bank on ecosystem development in the Middle East where he is still deeply involved. David was co-founder and President of Chumbo.com which became the largest volume provider of software via the internet, reaching a turnover in excess of $20m in the space of three years. David built and saw the company through two rounds of investments and one merger, prior to exiting in 2000. As Global Marketing Director at Gateway Inc, David was responsible for the global marketing strategy, managing $100m in advertising spending to drive over $5bn in sales. Prior to that, David was European Marketing Manager at Dell Computer Corp, where he worked with Michael Dell to develop the European business and global expansion model, including starting the Corporate Marketing model, which has made Dell famous.