Anthony David King is a British innovator, working with ambitious people, organisations and social investors to develop innovative ventures that address big challenges in our society. By helping you to develop your business model, create new partnerships and scale across cities. Anthony King started out in the music industry in 2001, marketing global artists and brands like Beyonce and MTV to 20 million fans. And discovered how investment, development and innovation played a huge role in their success. So in 2011, after working with more than 130 schools, start-ups, the government and Silicon Valley to develop new ventures, he launched Anthony David King. With a mission to develop innovative ventures, design large-scale innovation programmes and champion more accessible innovation learning. In education, music and tech. This work now spans more than 200 ventures across 15 cities and impacts millions of people every year. In early 2016, Anthony David King was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for his contribution to developing innovative ventures across Britain.
Anthony David King has supported more than 22 innovative tech start-ups to design their business models. With Silicon Valley UK and also Startup Weekend, the Seattle founded start-up incubator. Anthony David King helped Startup Weekend to develop their first education focused programme in London, bringing together 75 entrepreneurs, app developers and web designers to launch new tech start-ups over 54 hours. And advised participating start-up teams on how to design innovative, inclusive business models that integrate into education and scale across Britain.
Anthony David King has developed innovative education services and partnerships with more than 175 schools across England. Many as part of the government’s £2.6 billion extended schools investment programme – impacting tens of thousands of pupils and changing the way education works in our country today. And now works with national charities, start-ups and government to develop ventures and champion innovation in childcare and education technology that can scale across multiple regions.
Anthony David King helps to develop innovative British music ventures that aim to create new industry models. One is the new Innovation Hub of the British Phonographic Industry – the organisation behind the Brit Awards and Mercury Music Prize – that represents the UK recorded music industry around the world. As the Hub’s Venture Innovation & Funding Advisor, working with them to develop new partnerships between forward-thinking music labels and innovative tech start-ups to scale to larger audiences and explore new sources of revenue.