Dave was brought in to lead a University spin-out in 2002. He raised investment, bought the investors and the university out through an MBO and Exited to Applied Materials.
Dave and his team moved to Sci-Tech Daresbury just after me and a few early innovators in 2006. I left in 2011 and rejoined a few years back. Dave continued to leverage the campus all the way to the Exit.
At the time of Exit, Dave owned 30% of equity, which in my book, is an awesome stake to hold.
Dave also changed a service business into a product business over time. They were pioneers of the use of machine learning.
Thanks, Dave for sharing this awesome story.