David Smith

David Smith

David joined Dow Schofield Watts as a director in June 2016.

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 VC investors in the UK technology and media sector, making over 40 investments, including digital gaming developer Playdemic, ticketing platform Fatsoma, mobile market researchers Reality Mine, and the online music platform Sentric Music.

He has a total of 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.


Corporate Finance/PHD Equity Partners – Daresbury Office