Prior to joining Industrifonden as CEO, David was the head of SEB Venture Capital, the venture capital arm of the SEB Group. David also has a background from Ericsson where he has held executive positions within strategy, marketing, and product development. Between 2009 and 2015, David did research in finance and innovation as part-time professor at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

David has a background both as an entrepreneur in computing and as a researcher in experimental atomic physics. He holds a Ph.D. from the Royal Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Stockholm School of Economics and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.