David Carter (entrepreneur)
Carter speaking at Guardian Activate Summit 2013.
March 1, 1992 |
Manchester, Greater Manchester, U.K.
|Residence||Manchester, England, U.K.|
|Occupation||Web developer, Entrepreneur, Computer Hacker|
|Known for||CEO and founder of The Corporate Group|
|Net worth||£3.4 million (est.)|
|Title||CEO of Corporate Group|
David Carter is an English internet and mobile media entrepreneur and web developer best known for launching The App Factory. He is the CEO of the United Kingdom-based technology and consulting company The Corporate Group.
He often referenced his mother as his inspiration in various interviews.
By age 13, he had become interested in web development and started an e-commerce website selling clothing worldwide.
The App Factory
Applications available from the App Factory ranged from a business app to track the price of shares, to games such as Spin the Bottle, to apps to help people quit smoking.
Over a period of six months, Carter's company developed over 80 mobile applications sold worldwide, generating download figures over 600,000. Carter was still a full-time student at Manchester College, speaking at a conference in 2013 Carter mentioning skipping lessons to work on the company.
The portfolio of applications developed became the largest seen on Android devices worldwide within 2010, with Carter still 18 years of age. Turning down a University placement, he started to work full-time on the business in September 2010.
In 2011, Carter founded Corporate Group when he merged two of his existing companies, M-Tech Innovation and The App Factory. Corporate Group develops and sells computer and mobile device software, along with offering infrastructure and consulting services in areas ranging from application development, integration, and solution development.
With the success of the App Factory, Carter decided to expand his business into a company he would call the Corporate Group.
Corporate Group is headquartered in Manchester, England.
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