David Gill

Visiting Fellow

David Gill is Managing Director of the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge. He previously ran the Innovation & Technology Unit at HSBC Bank in London (1997-2004), then served as an executive director of a technology venture fund (2005-08). Educated at Cambridge, he was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple before working in corporate finance for US and UK banks. A Sloan Fellow at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in California (2004-05), he is an Academic Visitor at the Institute of Manufacturing (University of Cambridge Department of Engineering), co-author of numerous publications on innovation, incubation and finance, and a non-executive director of ET Capital Ltd, Syndicate Room Ltd and Ask Inclusive Finance Ltd.



Lesson from America (London 2000) – Joint author

Israel and the Virtues of Necessity (London 2002) – Joint author

Germany: Better by Design? (London 2003) – Joint author

Britain Forty Years On (Cambridge 2007)– Joint author

Incubation for Growth (NESTA, September 2011) – Joint author

Show Me The Money – How to raise the cash to get your business off the ground

(Elliott & Thompson, London 2013; 2nd edition 2015) – Joint author

Simplified Chinese translation of SMTM (Tsinghua University Press 2016)

Start-up Support Programmes: What’s The Difference? (Nesta 2015) – Joint author

Consolidating the gains: Government intervention in risk capital (Venture Capital) 2015





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