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Investments

13

Portfolio Exits

7

About David King

David King is a Menlo Park, CA-based angel investor who typically invests upto $25k in young companies. King prefers to invest in the mobile, social and education arenas at the seed and Series A level. He aims to provide value to his portfolio companies via his background in mobile, search, ads, social gaming and also via his network to those in venture capital and other angel investors.

Headquarters Location

Menlo Park, California,

United States

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Latest David King News

Vertical Aerospace Further Bolsters World-class Leadership Team With Appointment of David King as Chief Engineer

Dec 7, 2022

Share Vertical Aerospace, a global aerospace and technology company that is pioneering zero-emissions aviation, announces it has further strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of David King as Chief Engineer. David joins in February 2023 and will be responsible for the technical development and overall performance of the Vertical’s VX4 electric aircraft, supervising every phase of the project from start to completion. “As we approach the next phase of our journey to the skies, I am thrilled to welcome David on board. His unparalleled experience in the design and certification of VTOL aircraft will propel us forward on the next stage of our mission to transform the way we travel.” David previously spent seven years as Chief Engineer on the AW609 VTOL aircraft developed by tier-one aerospace supplier, Leonardo, a strategic partner of Vertical. David built and managed a new engineering organisation at Leonardo Helicopter’s US subsidiary, to modernise the AW609 design, initiate production, and advance FAA certification of the world’s first commercial tiltrotor. The AW609 is set to be the first new category aircraft to be certified in over 50 years. The AW609 has demonstrated unmatched vertical lift capability for the commercial market which will be critical experience as David translates this expertise to the VX4. King has also held senior roles at both Leonardo and aircraft manufacturer Bell Aircraft, where he was Chief Engineer and launched Bell’s newest commercial helicopter design and certification project, the Bell 525 Relentless. David has vast experience developing and validating innovative technologies for VTOL aircraft with tilting rotor systems and wing-borne cruise, dating back to his integrated product team leadership role in developing the revolutionary Bell-Boeing V-22 Osprey Tiltrotor. Related Posts David has extensive global certification experience that he will bring to bear on the VX4, spanning the US’ Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transport Canada, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Italy’s Civil Aviation Authority (ENAC) and the French Civil Aviation Authority (DGAC). Stephen Fitzpatrick , Founder and CEO of Vertical, commented, “As we approach the next phase of our journey to the skies, I am thrilled to welcome David on board. His unparalleled experience in the design and certification of VTOL aircraft will propel us forward on the next stage of our mission to transform the way we travel.” David King said, “From my time at Leonardo, I have already seen first-hand the pioneering work Vertical is doing. The pragmatic approach they have taken with the design and certification of the VX4 will pave the way to success and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work alongside the team in their efforts to revolutionise air travel.”

David King Investments

13 Investments

David King has made 13 investments. Their latest investment was in Tagos Design as part of their Angel on July 7, 2016.

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David King Investments Activity

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Date

Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

7/23/2016

Angel

Tagos Design

$5M

Yes

1

6/2/2016

Seed VC - II

Tenjin

$2.5M

Yes

3

9/28/2015

Seed VC

TripleByte

$3M

Yes

3

8/27/2014

Series A - II

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$99M

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10

7/24/2014

Seed

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$99M

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10

Date

7/23/2016

6/2/2016

9/28/2015

8/27/2014

7/24/2014

Round

Angel

Seed VC - II

Seed VC

Series A - II

Seed

Company

Tagos Design

Tenjin

TripleByte

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Amount

$5M

$2.5M

$3M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Co-Investors

Sources

1

3

3

10

10

David King Portfolio Exits

7 Portfolio Exits

David King has 7 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was OpenDoor on December 18, 2020.

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Exit

Companies

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Acquirer

Sources

12/18/2020

Reverse Merger

$99M

11

2/6/2019

Acquired

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$99M

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10

6/15/2016

Acquired

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$99M

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10

6/26/2015

Acquired

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$99M

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10

2/4/2015

Acquired

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$99M

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10

Date

12/18/2020

2/6/2019

6/15/2016

6/26/2015

2/4/2015

Exit

Reverse Merger

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Acquired

Companies

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Valuation

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

$99M

Acquirer

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Sources

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