Unreasonable Mentors

David Rowan

Ex-WIRED editor, author and startup investor/adviser, community builder at VOYAGERS.io

David is an Unreasonable Mentor. David has participated in 1 program, including Unreasonable Impact UK & Europe 2021, and has advised over 15 Unreasonable companies.
I've been founding Editor-in-Chief of WIRED magazine’s UK edition, a newspaper editor, and editor of The Guardian's websites and comment section. My book “Non-Bullshit Innovation: Radical Ideas from the World’s Smartest Minds” (Penguin, 2019) is a 20-country quest for bold corporate innovation in the face of technology-led disruption. I do a ton of public speaking and event moderating. I've invested in more than 80 early-stage tech companies, and have built early-stage health-tech and climate-tech funds; and I'm an adviser to Lakestar, one of Europe’s largest venture-capital funds. I advise a bunch of founders, often on how to bring out a powerful brand story, and on strategy. I also run the VOYAGERS.io not-for-profit community of 500 impact-driven innovators working to solve health and climate problems, which brings people together for adventure weekends and peer support.