David Smith



His previous role was as investment director with the North West Fund for Digital & Creative, which he oversaw from launch to full investment. The Fund was one of the most active venture capital investors in the UK technology and media sector. It made over 40 investments, including digital gaming developer Playdemic, ticketing platform Fatsoma, mobile market researchers Reality Mine, and the online music platform Sentric Music.

David has over 25 years’ experience advising and investing in software, IT services and media companies. He has worked in venture capital, stockbroking and corporate finance companies including 3i and KPMG, supporting companies from early stage funding through to IPO or sale.

David qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG and has a BSc in Managerial and Administrative Studies from Aston University.

In his spare time, David is a keen runner, cyclist and occasional sailor.

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