David Leppan started his first Web-based venture, World-Check in late 2000. World-Check is the leading global provider of highly structured risk intelligence, servicing 5,400 clients, including 49 of the 50 largest banks, in over 160 countries worldwide. In 2007 he sold a majority stake in the business to Spectrum Equity and HarbourVest Partners. In 2011, after four years in which Mr. Leppan served as Chairman, the company was sold to Thomson Reuters.
In 2007 Mr. Leppan invested in VRE Global Ltd, later to be renamed Internet Search Marketing Ltd, a company with a strong SEO background and successful in the United Kingdom in the area of business marketing online. With a firm belief in e-commerce he looked to expand his interests globally and along with Graham Easton founded TravelShark Pte Ltd in 2008.