The original digital architect

David Cleevely, Chair of the Raspberry Pi Foundation and co-founder of Cambridge Angels joins the Invested Investor podcast this week with an impressive story. David shares his early career highlights with us in part one of his fascinating journey. In the mid 70’s, David tells us he “cut his teeth” within PostOffice Telecommunications and how this experience taught him to think ahead, which influenced his subject choice for his phD at Cambridge during the 80’s. He also shares with us his time at the Economist newspaper group within the intelligence unit. David recalls how he went on to found Analysys which became the “go to” telecommunications consultancy of the time and his work with the European Commission. David talks about co-founding Cambridge Network, Cambridge Wireless and the biotech company Abcam, before finishing by touching on his consultancy for communications within the Department of Defence.

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Dr David Cleevely, CBE FREng FIET, Chairman, Raspberry Pi

David Cleevely is an entrepreneur who has founded a series of companies including Abcam, Analysys, 3waynetworks and others. Dr Cleevely is the Chairman of Raspberry Pi, founding Chairman of the Cambridge Science Centre and the Founding Director of the Centre for Science and Policy, University of Cambridge as well as acting as a government advisor. He also co-founded Cambridge Network, Cambridge Wireless, Cambridge Angels and the award winning restaurant Bocca di Lupo.

Produced by Mark Cotton, Twitter.

Podcast links:

Cambridge University Centre for Science and Policy



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Archive IT Interview with David Cleevely CBE - David is a telecoms and wireless expert, a serial entrepreneur, and adviser to Government on both a national and local level.  A businessman with strong links to academia, who vigorously promotes networking, collaboration and the City of Cambridge.  David is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering.  In 2013 David was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire, CBE,  for his services to technology and innovation.