David Smith

Menlo Park

David Smith joins FirstCapital as head Managing Director and Head of the US office.

David joins FirstCapital from US MAC, the longest established accelerator in Silicon Valley, where he was VP of Corporate Development. In this role David specialised in advising international technology companies,European trade development agencies and portfolio companies of accelerators and incubators on successfully entering and expanding in the US market, developing commercial relationships with multinational companies and accessing investment.He is an experienced board level adviser on raising capital, international growth, market entry strategy and business development, with an extensive global network.

From 2006 to 2012 David was a Senior Vice President for EnterpriseI reland in Silicon Valley, helping to drive the growth and development of Irish companies in the US..

David Smith said 'FirstCapital’s ability to act as the transatlantic bridge between Europe and the US, driving strategic exits for exciting European technology companies through in-depth knowledge of the buyers and deep sector expertise really resonated with me. There is a great opportunity to help deliver exceptional results for FirstCapital's clients, and I am excited to be a part of it'.

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Founded in 1999, FirstCapital is an international investment bank specialising in M&A, private placement and strategic advisory services in the technology,media and communications sectors. Our clients include founders and CEOs of innovative entrepreneurial businesses, private equity and venture capital investors and M&A teams of corporate acquirers.

We provide insightful, independent advice, drawing on our deep sector expertise and decades of experience in global markets. We help our clients navigate rapidly changing, complex technology markets to deliver strategic shareholder value.