Dave is Director of the Community Shares Company in the UK, which has helped community-owned and co-operative businesses to use crowdfunding to raise the needed capital. He has helped 40 ventures get started or convert from private ownership and raise over $13m in co-operative Initial Public Offerings to fund everything from pubs, harbors, and soccer clubs to geothermal-heated outdoor swimming pools. He has worked on the first charity share issues, the first democratic community-owned brewery in Britain, and most recently was advisor to the Equal Care platform co-op’s $600,000 raise.
Previously, he was CEO for a sports NGO which sought to make UK soccer clubs more like the Green Bay Packers. He then went on to work on the concept of media co-operatives, publishing “Good News: The co-operative Solution to the Media Crisis” in 2013.