David Smith, Founder & ChairmanDavid is an entrepreneur, transaction broker, author and educator working in the high-tech sector for over 30 years. David forms and grows ventures such as Tynax Inc., an exchange and patent brokerage featuring hundreds of thousands of patent assets, SVBS Co. Silicon Valley Business School, and Silicon Valley High School, Inc.
As Apple World Marketing Manager, David was responsible for Apple’s global brand. A pioneer of the early Internet and worldwide web, David’s was founder and CEO of SurfMonkey, Inc., developing the leading web browser and safety service for kids. As CEO of MediaLive Inc., David designed one of the first web browsers, email and TV-set-top-box systems. David’s inventions have been awarded U.S. patents and his software and multimedia products have won critical acclaim.
David authored several books: Patents, Cloaks & Daggers, Dollar Value, Zero-to-IPO, now published in Japanese as well as English language. He is the host of the Silicon Valley Trends podcast series, has presented and appeared in a number of videos, lectured in business schools and universities in the U.S., Europe and Latin America, addressed U.S. government congressional hearings and appeared on several radio and TV shows. David is recognized as one of the "World's Leading IP Strategists" in the IAM Strategy 300, published by International Asset Magazine.
He holds a BSc.(Hons.) Computer Science & Economics from the University of Leeds (U.K.), a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the University of Westminster (U.K.) and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (U.S.).
David is a photographer in his spare time. More information is available on David's LinkedIn profile.