David Barret

David Barret

Growth Advisor to Startups & SMEs

I help leaders and their organisations unlock their growth potential by closing the gap between their growth ambitions and reality.

about me

■ Over the past 25 years as a digital executive and interim manager, I've successfully navigated industries such as energy, telco, and media during times of substantial disruption, where digital transformation and innovation were crucial. My involvement in the start-up ecosystem has further diversified my experience. This has allowed me to lead product development in the e-commerce space, make early-stage investments, and mentor pre-seed/seed companies in incubator/accelerator programs.■ As a native French/English and fluent German speaker, I have now transitioned into the role of an independent growth advisor. I leverage my extensive cross-industry and cross-functional international experience to assess, design, and unlock the growth potential of my clients.

what I do

■ I help organisations unlock their growth potential by closing the gap between growth ambitions and reality.■ To achieve this, I provide 3 modular and flexible service packages:
- Growth Maturity Assessment
- Growth Advisory Services
- Interim Management

Functional Expertise

■ Business Innovation
■ Go-to-Market (GTM)
■ Growth
■ Digital Transformation
■ Internationalisation
■ Business Development
■ Business Sustainability
■ Digital Product Management
■ Strategic Partnerships & Alliances
■ Venture Building

Industry Expertise

ENERGY: Core Commodity Business, Neo-Utility Business, Decentralised Energy Solutions, Energy Management, E-Mobility, Smart Metering,...
TELECOMMUNICATION: Triple Play, Mobile Search/Advertising, Digital Value-Added Content Services, M-Billing,...
MEDIA & PUBLISHING: Paid/Premium Content Strategies, Multi-Channel Digital Publishing, Multi-Channel Performance Marketing,...
E-COMMERCE: Subscription-based Business Models B2B & B2C, B2B Procurement Marketplaces, Loyalty Programs, Gamification,...


4SEED Investments GmbH
Peter Vischer Str. 16
12157 Berlin, Germany
Trade Court: Berlin Charlottenburg
Trade Reg.: HRB 30692B
VAT ID: DE276453251
Managing Director: David Barret

Business Portrait from Alexander Klebe, (https://alexanderklebe.de/)