FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER, NETWORK SOCIETY VENTURES
David Orban is an investor, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, and thought leader of the global technology landscape.
David is the Managing Partner of Network Society Ventures, a seed stage global venture investment firm. Network Society Ventures seeks to invest in disruptive technology-based companies that are leading the transformation from the post-industrial age to the Network Society.
He is a member of the Faculty of, and Advisor to the Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university whose mission is to assemble, educate and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s grand challenges.
David is the Founder and Trustee of Network Society Research, a London based global think tank, creating a vision and analytical tools to allow individuals, enterprises and the society at large to deal positively with the unstoppable change towards decentralized and distributed technologies disrupting the centralized and hierarchical functions of the Nation State.
He is an Advisor of Dotsub, which he led as CEO through a period of rapid growth from 2011 to 2015. Dotsub is the leading technology and services provider powering video viewing via captions and translations as subtitles in any language to increase access, engagement and global reach, based in New York City.
He is also a Founder of Dotwords, an international Language Service Provider based in Milan passionate about technology, and that supports businesses and organizations operating on competitive multilingual markets.
David is one of the Founders of Axelera, an Italian non-profit whose aim is to inspire future leaders, entrepreneurs and technologists by spreading knowledge about exponential technologies and the importance of addressing the widespread global challenges.
He is a mentor at the Thiel Fellowship, which brings together some of the world’s most creative and motivated young people, and helps them bring their most ambitious ideas and projects to life.