Business leader and technologist David Parker joins Amadeus as Venture Partner

Cambridge, UK – Amadeus Capital Partners, the global technology investor, is delighted to welcome Dr. David Parker as a part time Venture Partner to its early stage, deep tech investing team.

David Parker

David has a longstanding relationship with Amadeus, having collaborated on projects for over twenty years. He will support the team in identifying and assessing promising investment opportunities and advise portfolio companies as they scale and commercialise.

David is an experienced executive and entrepreneur in the technology sector. A physicist and engineer by training, David has a PhD from Imperial College, is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Following a successful career in product design and technology management in photonics, David moved into an executive role and has led large, international, optical components operations for companies such as Hewlett Packard, Agilent Technologies and Marconi. Formerly, he was CEO of SPI Lasers, where he grew the business to become one of the largest suppliers of fibre-based industrial laser systems in the world and led its IPO and subsequent sale.

More recently David has returned to his passion of creating and managing early-stage technology companies. He has served as Chair of several companies in the optical communications, semiconductor and IoT space, David co-founded and led Lumenisity, the world leader in Hollow Core Fibre, from inception to its acquisition.

Anne Glover, CEO and Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners, commented: “We are excited to have such a brilliant mind and hugely experienced executive joining our deep tech team here at Amadeus. Gaining access to David’s expertise, drawn from running both startups and global enterprises, will be a great advantage to our portfolio companies, as he has first-hand experience of turning revolutionary ideas into scalable, profitable businesses.”

David Parker added: “Amadeus is an established leader in deep tech investment and many of its portfolio companies are transforming industry and healthcare with novel application-led technology. I am happy to join the team, share some experiences and help support and mentor some great teams to success.”

Image: courtesy of Amadeus Capital Partners

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