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 awarded snow-sports apparel brand; an events production company; and a successful fresh food subscription delivery services.
In 2013 I made my move into venture capital, helping launch the Lightning Lab digital accelerator in Wellington; joining growth-stage VC Movac as an intern/analyst; then led 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 over 300 deals, helping build team and product, 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.
Along side my investing/advising activities, I’m available to consult to current or prospective venture capital fund managers, helping develop portfolio & fundraising strategy, build pitch decks and fundraising materials, understand and meet compliance standards, and streamline fund operations.
Want to learn more? Come say hi