Founder, Mycodev Group and Chinova Bioworks
David is a serial biotech entrepreneur, having founded Mycodev Group and Chinova Bioworks; two companies using biotechnology to produce ingredients for pharmaceuticals and foods respectively. Having founded two different companies, each working in different industries, David has gained a wide range of experience in startups and learned a lot of important lessons along the way. Recently Chinova Bioworks announced the close of a $2.5M seed round and a partnership with Royal DSM, a major multinational ingredient producer based in the Netherlands. In 2017 David was awarded the Governor General’s Innovation Award, and in September of 2018 received the University of Alberta Alumni Horizon Award.