Executive in Residence

David Vismans joined Balderton in 2022 as to support Balderton's portfolio on product-related topics.

David previously spent over nine years as Chief Product Officer of Booking.com, where he oversaw global cross-platform product strategy for the company in its pursuits to pioneer innovations that enhance the consumer travel experience. David was also the driving force for Booking's 'Connected Trip' strategy, introducing various new verticals, like flights, car rental and activities, to offer travellers a one-stop-shop solution for travel. Over two billion travellers were served by Booking.com during David’s tenure.

Before joining Booking.com, David spent four years in a number of senior positions with the Netherlands’ popular social media website, Hyves, including Head of Development, Chief Technical Officer and Director of Product Development. Prior to this, David worked as a Software Development Manager with leading provider of GPS and navigation devices, TomTom.

Although he didn’t join Booking.com until 2012, David’s first contact with the company occurred a full decade earlier when he founded HotelXChange. This was a generic platform for the publication of SEO-optimised content over a network of 1,200 travel websites, where he operated as an affiliate partner of Booking.com.

David holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Amsterdam, where he specialised in the study of Artificial Intelligence. 



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