David Galbraith


David Galbraith is a designer and serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ internet experience in London, San Francisco and New York. He co-founded San Francisco’s most successful incubator, MRL Ventures, where he led the project which became Yelp; was co-founder of the first news search engine, Moreover, which was acquired by Verisign; Origins, the first online genealogy service, acquired by D.C. Thomson. In 1994, David started Realtime Anywhere, the first internet company in London’s ‘Tech City’ in Shoreditch.

David is a qualified architect and began his career working for Norman Foster (designer of Apple’s HQ, London’s “Gherkin” and the German parliament). Having designed everything from skyscrapers to software to co-creating the internet standard, RSS, he specializes in things that seem obvious and simple, but prove crucial. He has created concepts now used by over a billion people.

David has strong business experience complemented by technical knowledge. He is a pioneer of the process of business design, where entrepreneurship is tackled from a design perspective by identifying market opportunities and coming up with ideas and plans for businesses and products.


MRL Ventures
Foster + Partners


Business, product and service design
Digital strategy

latest posts by
David Galbraith

  • Debunking the Low Balance Sheet Myth March 23, 2016 - Anthemis Group and Temenos, the market leading software solutions provider for the financial services sector, joined forces to investigate the assertion that the internet has shaken up the supply chain and allowed for the emergence of balance-sheet-light, distribution-only… ...