David started a career pivot from technology product management and marketing in corporates by working as head of marketing for a Bristol University spin out company about 10 years ago. He founded Kick Sum to support early stage technology companies with their research & commercialisation needs and has enjoyed a number of strong collaborations to help unlock funding, launch novel products and begin strong sales. Itching to use his own creativity more, he is now developing books and products for children, fusing new technology ideas with conservation and other causes close to his heart. The current focus of his research and development is an educational robotic monkey for 3-8 year olds which is bringing together animatronics and puppeteering with mindfullness, early stage education and child psychology in a toy chimp character. It's an exciting melting pot of ideas now finding strong direction as it heads into research before prototype development.