Hi, I’m David 👋

I’m an early stage investor, founder, and startup growth/ops guy with a background in venture capital operations and law.

Since founding my first business – importing and distributing iPods at age 16 – i’ve built an award winning snow-sports apparel brand; an events production company; and a semi-successful fresh food subscription delivery startup.

In 2013 I made my move into venture capital, as an EIR at the inaugural Lightning Lab digital accelerator in Wellington; analyst/intern at growth-stage VC Movac; and then leading investments as a Principal at Sparkbox Ventures in Auckland.

In late 2014 I jumped the pond to San Francisco, and took to the task of scaling fundraising operations at AngelList, overseeing 300+ deals, helping build the team and product that powers ‘syndicates’, and grow investment volume to $200m+ per year.

I’ve been in London since late 2015, working with an exciting set of entrepreneurs and venture investors, including the likes of 500 Startups, Founders Factory, Jaguar Land Rover, and Tech City Ventures (co-founding Tech Connect to help corporates understand early stage tech trends, and get connected with leading startups in relevant sectors).

I’m now lining up for my next challenge, and will be publishing more here in due course. Subscribe for updates, or drop me a line to say hi!