David Hamilton Nichols

Social Impact investor

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"Conscious Capital: Bridging the Worlds of Spirit and Business"

David Hamilton Nichols is an American speaker, author, investor, and producer. David was born as fourth generation of a prominent California farming family.


David is currently best known as a renowned global investor. In addition to his industrial and retail real estate holdings, he has built a portfolio of fast-growing and award-winning startups with a focus on impact that range across North America, Europe, Oceania, Asia, and Africa. These startups span diverse sectors from climate change and renewable energy, to blockchain, AI, and EdTech, to healthcare in Africa, to name a few. He has served as board member and advisor in many of these companies. For his work, he has been featured in media, including Entrepreneur, The Jerusalem Post, and Yahoo Finance. David was awarded Global Impact Champion 2020-2021 by India Needs You (INY) for his efforts in the space of impact investing to build a better world. He was recently named among the “Top 10 Investors And Investment Companies To Follow In 2022” in the International Business Times and was listed as one of “10 Influencers to Follow in 2022” (across multiple publications).


A popular international speaker, David has addressed a wide variety of audiences from giving keynotes on economy and climate change at the college and university level in India to being a panelist on business partnerships and the UN Sustainable Development Goals at the Nobel Peace Center during Nobel Prize Week. He has keynoted on impact investing for the United Nations Association (Young Professionals). He has been a family office summit speaker for multiple organizations and has presented on blockchain and crypto in varied venues. He also has had extensive past experience across the United States as a transformational speaker in the personal development field, including speaking at some of the largest spiritual expos and presenting at a hospital.


David is a published poet and article writer and is currently writing a book with the working title Mastering the Madness: Live Your Best Life, and Create a Better World.


David is currently producer and executive producer on multiple entertainment and media projects that have been delayed because of the effects of COVID-19 on Hollywood. These include documentaries, feature films, and series, many of which are looking toward solutions for the world’s greatest problems.


David was recently named a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). In this prestigious honor, he joins a host of other illustrious individuals over the centuries including Charles Dickens, Benjamin Franklin, Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Tim Berners-Lee, and David Attenborough.


David is an Eagle Scout from his youth in Boy Scouts of America, which he accomplished in the incredibly short timeframe of under 2 years.


David currently resides on a ranch in Southern California with his three Nigerian dwarf goats Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael. He enjoys the outdoors and hiking in nature, and he appreciates adventure sports. He recently took up skiing, having never put on a pair of skis before that.