Daniel Saunders

Daniel Saunders, Chief Executive Officer, L Marks

Daniel Saunders is a technologist-turned-investor and an experienced advisor in applied innovation. As Chief Executive of L Marks, he has led the creation and operation of the UK’s largest network of corporate accelerators and launched over fifty innovation programmes across Europe, Israel, Japan and the US.

L Marks works with some of the world’s best-known brands, including BMW, Lloyd’s, and Arsenal, to identify business challenges and transform them into opportunities for growth. Through creating relationships and experiences, the L Marks collaborative, results-driven programmes provide insight and access to startups whilst embedding their pioneering technologies into corporates, enhancing operations and cultivating an entrepreneurial ethos across the business.

Trained as a software engineer with an MSc in Computer Science, he previously held senior roles at Symbian OS, acquired by Nokia, and Global Research and Consulting, acquired by ICAP plc. For almost twenty years, Daniel has designed, discovered or integrated the latest technological advances into large complex organizations. Prior to L Marks, Daniel served as Chief of Staff for Economic Development at the Israeli Embassy.

Having invested in thirty-five early-stage companies, Daniel is dedicated to enabling and supporting the next generation of business leaders. Through L Marks, he advocates for authentic digital transformation through embedding entrepreneurialism internally and integrating open innovation.