David Cummings

Co-founder

David Cummings

David is a partner responsible for the EIS co-investment funds at Draper Esprit. He is also an active angel investor in technology companies and a member of Cambridge Angels. David is currently an Independent Member of the Investment Committee for The Royal Society’s Endowment Fund and a Trustee of the Lazard Pension Fund.

Prior to Draper Esprit, David spent 16 years at Lazard where he was a Partner and Managing Director running the Telecom and Technology group in London. He was also at KPMG and IMI. David is a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and LBS.

David founded Draper Esprit EIS in 2012, alongside his co-founder Richard Marsh, and has since raised over £100 million. Draper Esprit EIS funds have been the highest rated EIS for the past 5 years by the Tax Efficient Review. The funds invest alongside Draper Esprit plc, which listed in 2016 on LSE and now has a market capitalisation of over £600 million.

David is a partner responsible for the EIS co-investment funds at Draper Esprit. He is also an active angel investor in technology companies and a member of Cambridge Angels. David is currently an Independent Member of the Investment Committee for The Royal Society’s Endowment Fund and a Trustee of the Lazard Pension Fund.

Prior to Draper Esprit, David spent 16 years at Lazard where he was a Partner and Managing Director running the Telecom and Technology group in London. He was also at KPMG and IMI. David is a graduate of Trinity Hall, Cambridge and LBS.

David founded Draper Esprit EIS in 2012, alongside his co-founder Richard Marsh, and has since raised over £100 million. Draper Esprit EIS funds have been the highest rated EIS for the past 5 years by the Tax Efficient Review. The funds invest alongside Draper Esprit plc, which listed in 2016 on LSE and now has a market capitalisation of over £600 million.

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