David left BU in 2018 with a first-class degree in games technology and a win at the SURE (Showcasing Undergraduate Research Excellence) conference.

He went on to complete several Student Research Assistant roles and was the second author of a research paper, before briefly working for a local agency and then founding his own company, INVIDAR, in 2020.

INVIDAR has since employed other BU graduates to work on Realtime 3D solutions and immersive technology projects for Samsung, Sony, Google, and Milwaukee Ryobi. Their projects have been up for two global awards; The Best VR Marketing Campaign of the Year and the Best Immersive Collaboration Solution Award. INVIDAR was also highly commended at the Tech South West Awards for Best Start-up.

The INVIDAR team is now working on a Hollywood production while breaking into the defence, med-tech and utilities sectors. David is in the process of starting two new companies focusing on web3 and metaverse projects and is looking to raise venture capital funding later this year.

David says: “I’ve continued to work with BU since graduating, delivering talks and supporting students, volunteering as an Enterprise Adviser to the school and other local charities.”


Name: David Burnet
Age: 28
Job role: Founder & Director
Organisation: INVIDAR
Course studied: BSc (Hons) Games Technology
Graduated: 2018

What their colleagues say

David is an exceptional professional who brings a wealth of experience and expertise to any organisation. Throughout his career, David has showcased his strategic thinking, analytical skills and exceptional leadership abilities that make him a well-deserved, multi-award winner in our industry. He has a talent for identifying and capitalising on opportunities, making him a valuable asset in any team.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, David is also a person of integrity, kindness and empathy. He is known for his positive attitude, strong work ethic and ability to motivate others. David's dedication to both personal and professional growth is commendable.

Nigel Kilpatrick – Business Development & Strategy Advisor, INVIDAR (also Founder & CEO at Compassion in Business UK)