Co-Founder, Board and Investment Committee Member
David Bates is the Co-founder, Board, and Investment Committee Member of TMC Hospitality, alongside his brother Philip. Equal parts scientist, investor, inventor, and entrepreneur, David previously worked at Morningside Ventures and was the Chief Strategy Officer for F-Wave. Within the worlds of venture capital and private equity, David has cultivated expertise across a myriad of industries and fields including life science, biotech, proptech, digital medicine, negotiation, sales, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, and business development. Before entering the world of finance, David received his Ph.D. focused in Chemicals and Materials Engineering at the University of Auckland.