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David Smith, Managing Director (Head of US), FirstCapital, First Capital

David Smith

Managing Director (Head of US), FirstCapital at First Capital

Menlo Park, United States

About Me

David joined FirstCapital in 2015 as Managing Director (Head of US). David has been based in Silicon Valley since 2006, specializing in advising European companies on US market entry, venture capital funding and business development. He is an experienced Chairman, Board Advisor and mentor to entrepreneurial technology companies. From 2012 to 2014 David was VP International and Head of Corp Dev for US Market Access Centre (US MAC), the longest established international business accelerator in Silicon Valley with offices in San Francisco and Menlo Park. David specialized in accelerating US market entry for international tech companies, and helped support universities in developing spin-outs, corporates in developing innovation programs and US VC funds in developing quality international deal-flow. David was also a founder of Tirna Partners supporting innovative overseas companies to drive their North American market strategy, business development and funding activities. From 2006 to July 2012 David was a SVP with Enterprise Ireland in Silicon Valley, where he supported over 120 Irish companies in their USA market activities leading to multi-million dollar sales, venture funding and IP licensing deals. David moved to Silicon Valley in 2006 after 16 years working in Ireland, with Enterprise Ireland and in a number of financial services organisations (Prudential, Scotttish Provident)

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