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May 19, 2018

Henkel X Mentor

David Hunter

  • Optimal Labs
  • Key focus areas: AI; sustainability

He is the Founder of Optimal Labs, a VC-backed startup creating AI-controlled greenhouses to grow safer, healthier food outside every city on earth.

David was a member of the Machine Learning Lab at the University of Oxford where he received his degree in Computer Science and previously was Head of Algorithmic Trading Product and Quantitative Strategies at Deutsche Bank, where his team were responsible for over 5% of the European stock market traded volume. Before working for Deutsche Bank, David worked for Credit Suisse in the Algorithmic Treading team for over three years and from 2005-2006 he worked for UBS in the Algorithmic trading department.

From 2002-2005 David was awarded a Royal Air Force university scholarship as a pilot and commissioned as an officer. He completed intensive flying training alongside his university studies, qualifying in formation flying, low-level and aerobatics. David won the Booth Cup and was awarded the best pilot of the squadron.

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