The Team

David Hulston is a seasoned Angel Investor, experienced Non-Executive Director, business mentor and technology strategist.  He is Co-Founder and Investor Director of Indycube Ventures, and Chair of Indycube Community, the cooperative-owned union of independent workers.

An accountant and an intellectual property industry veteran, David has more than 25 years international business experience. He has carried out finance and management roles in Australia, the U.K., South East Asia, USA, Japan and South Korea. 

In 1998, David was a founder-director of a £3.3 million Management Buy-out from EMI plc. In 2000, this business was floated on the London Stock Exchange with a market capitalization of £330 million. He founded and developed QED Intellectual Property, an intellectual property licensing and management service business with offices in the UK, Japan and the USA.

David is a supporter of the startup communities in Wales and Australia, dividing his time between both locations. In December 2014, David was the Lord Mayor’s Visiting Entrepreneur in Brisbane, Australia. He is a Fellow of the RSA, an early member of the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management, mentor to CommonwealthFirst Export Champions and a regular speaker at technology conferences and judge at pitching contests.


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Naeema Ali BSc (Hons), MBA, CIM Dip, GDL

Naeema has strong academic foundations in science, business and law, and 20 years of experience in technology commercialisation in Europe, USA & Australia. 

From the origins of satellite broadcast television with startup TV/Com (acquired by Hyundai) and then Israeli startup NDS (acquired by NewsCorp, then Cisco), later the licensing of silicon chip and electronic component intellectual property, Naeema has helped technology evolve from initial design to global standards.

Before joining David Hulston Associates as a director, Naeema ran her own technology consultancy assisting companies of all sizes in developing technology and intellectual property strategies, mentoring and advising on work-life balance. Naeema is a mentor for the The Prince's Trust.

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Meet the team

David Hulston

Indycube Ventures

Indycube Ventures offers funding and expert advice to entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurs and small-business owners based at coworking space network Indycube are being offered access to a half-million-pound annual funding stream and expert advice.



"We have benefited greatly from David's experience, counsel and contacts on a wide range of issues. His past experience in the IP space is particularly useful to Inngot, but even without that, he is just the sort of investor and non-executive director a high growth business needs. He sees potential, makes connections, and keeps us focused on the things that matter."Martin Brassell, CEO, Inngot Ltd