David Nicholas Williams - CV

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MSc Computer Science
University of Durham, UK
BSc Computer Science, 1st Class Hons.
University of Durham, UK


Engineering Manager
Stacker (YC S20)
Oct 2020 - Present

Build digital tools for work, no coding required. Backed by a16z, YC & Initialized.

I joined as employee #10 at seed stage. Now $20MM Series A and ~40 people.

Product Consultant
May 2019 - Oct 20201 year 2 months

Independent consultant, helping early stage startups launch products.

Founding Product Tech Lead
Kynd, London
Mar 2018 - Apr 20191 year 2 months

Cybersecurity startup. 1st employee, joined the founders at the start. Now $5MM series A, 20 people. Built product & grew team around it. Achieved revenue in 9 months.

Product Tech Lead
HeyJobs, Berlin
Aug 2016 - Feb 20181 year 7 months

Recruitment startup. Employee #20. Now $47MM Series B, 200+ people. Led team growing product from prototype to platform.

Senior Software Engineer
Foodpanda, Berlin
Mar 2016 - Aug 20166 months

Food delivery startup. Later acquired by Delivery Hero. Built tools to improve delivery logistics. Launched onsite with ops team in Hong Kong.


Here I took a sabbatical year. I lived in Bogotá, Colombia, took Spanish classes at Javeriana University, and travelled extensively in Colombia.

Team Lead << Software Engineer
Gamesys, London
Aug 2012 - Feb 20152 years, 8 months

Gaming startup. Later acquired by JPJ Group for $500MM. Worked on products with millions of DAUs. Expanded to US with new products. Promoted to Team Lead after 18 months.

Software Engineer
Aqulia Heywood, Manchester
Oct 2010 - Jul 20121 year 10 months

Fintech products. Clients included Shell, AON, BBC.