Hi. I'm David Smith, a lawyer, entrepreneur, transaction broker and educator based in Silicon Valley, California.

  • Tynax Inc. is global patent & technology exchange I founded in 2003. With more than 30,000 patents for sale, Tynax has grown into a successful patent and technology transaction brokerage and a leading player in its field.
  • Cambridge Manhattan Group, is a startup incubation company I formed in 2002.  Here we form and incubate startups.
  • SVBS-Silicon Valley Business School has the mission of improving the quality, relevance and accessibility of business and legal education while slashing the costs.  SVBS offers a unique online MBA and individual courses for entrepreneurs, legal professionals and ambitious executives.
  • SVHS-Silicon Valley High School's mission is to reinvent high school and engage students through innovative, relevant and compelling online programs.

  • SurfMonkey is a company I founded in the 1990's and produced a leading web-browser and safety service for kids. SurfMonkey's U.S. operations were acquired by Earthlink and the Japanese operations were acquired by Yahoo Japan.
  • MediaLive is a software development company I founded in 2006 which developed web browsers for TV set-top-box, email and cutting-edge integrated Internet applications. MediaLive genereted almost $3m in revenues in its first year in business.
  • Xpand was a startup I founded in 1991 and became a pioneer in the world of digital marketing creating the first CD-ROM filled with paid advertising, the Xpand Xpo, the first virtual tradeshow on CD-ROM and the first CD-ROM with integrated web browser for hybrid CD-ROM/Internet publications. Xpand created publications for organizations like Apple, and NAB-the National Association of Broadcasters.

  • J.D. (Juris Doctor), Santa Clara University School of Law. U.S. Recipient of CALI award.
  • P.G.D.M. (Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing), University of Westminster, U.K.
  • B.S. (Honors) Computer Science & Economics, University of Leeds, U.K.

David is an entrepreneur, transaction broker and educator working in the high-tech sector for over 30 years. Through his incubation company Cambridge Manhattan Group, LLC, David forms new startup ventures such as Tynax Inc., a global online patent and technology trading exchange featuring hundreds of thousands of patent assets and SVBS Co. Silicon Valley Business School and Silicon Valley High School Inc. David acts as CEO of Tynax Inc., president of SVBS Co., director of Silicon Valley High School Inc., and managing member of Cambridge Manhattan Group, LLC.

As Apple World Marketing Manager in the early 1990’s, David was responsible for Apple’s marketing programs in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. A pioneer of the early Internet and worldwide web, David 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. He relocated to Silicon Valley in 1994 and became a permanent resident an O-1A visa.

David authored several books: Patents, Cloaks & Daggers (www.daggers.co), Dollar Value (www.dollarvalue.co) Zero-to-IPO (www.zero-to-ipo.com), now published in Japanese as well as English language. He has 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 Smith is an entrepreneur, transaction broker and educator with more than 30 years’ experience in the high-tech sector. David has founded numerous high-tech startups in Silicon Valley, Europe and Asia mostly in the areas of online marketplaces, online education, software, multimedia and Internet publishing. A former Apple World Marketing Manager, with Apple Computer, David is the founder and CEO of Tynax Inc., a global patent and technology exchange, founder and president of SVBS Co. Silicon Valley Business School, founder and director of Silicon Valley High School and author of the books Patents, Cloaks & Daggers (www.daggers.co), Dollar Value (www.dollarvalue.co) and Zero-to-IPO (www.zero-to-ipo.com). 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.) and a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (U.S.).