David Murray-Hundley

CEO and Co Founder @ Pario Ventures
47 times NED. Seed/Series A Investor /Multi exited Chairman and Founder |4 x Author| Wannabe race sim champion
United States of America 5.0 (1 review) Active this month
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Based 50% time in UK and 50% in the US
Recent Milestones:
- Successfully led e-Fundamentals to its acquisition by Softbank's CommerceIQ in 2022, marking a significant milestone after serving as Chairman for six transformative years.
- At Pario Ventures, which I co-founded and lead as CEO, we made headlines by participating in Bolt's global startup investment round.
- Previously held the dual role of Chairman and Co-CEO at AAM Group/MyCarDirect, the UK's second-largest Car Subscription platform. Under my leadership, the company achieved a £25m turnover and cash-positive status in 2022 after a challenging three-year journey.
- Previous Chairman of The-Bunch for 4 years.
-Author of The Startup Rules at 30,000 copies since Oct 2023 (Jan 2024)
-Author of other books to help the startup world.

Looking Back:
- Founded Adaro Red in 2010 as part of Adaro Group, focusing on NHS contracts. Within three years, it reached a turnover of £10m, leading to a lucrative exit to a PE firm.
- Held pivotal roles at Ariba SAP, Serco Solutions, and TechMahindra between 2002-2009, and took on Chairman roles at Webdadi and Psand from 2010-2013.
- As CEO of Convey from 2001-2002, I led it to its acquisition.
- The tumultuous dotcom era saw me as the third recruit at Silicon Valley's Commerce One, which had a stellar IPO on NASDAQ at $22bn in 1999, only to face bankruptcy by 2002.
- Proudly served as a founding team member at Intelysis B2B within Chase Manhattan and played a pivotal role in launching BVR, a B2B e-procurement venture in collaboration with Barclays.

Investments - BOLT, The PitStop Magazine, MyCarDirect, QED Naval, Credinord, Revolut, UFO Drive, River Simple, What3Words, Drone AG, TransferGO, Impossible Foods and others

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5 out of 5 stars

David was super helpful with his insight and helped us understand the macro-situation wrt fundraising. He is very candid and that helped us hear what other investors might think but not express. Thank you for taking the time and the effort to help us build our company the right way. Looking forward to more of our sessions, cheers!

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