Meet Our Team

Mark Cameron White

Mark White is a lawyer, dealmaker and a leading mover and shaker in Silicon Valley. Mark has formed and represented some of the most notable high-growth companies in the technology sector and closed more than 500 financings and over 200 acquisitions. 

Notable clients include Tesla Motors, Hotmail, Prezi, Instana, Orbit Beyond, Tiveni, Defonce Chocolatier & SEMI. Global Accelerator clients include Silicon Catalyst (US-semiconductors), Bootstraps Labs (US-AI), Impact Hub – Belgrade (South East Europe), Falcon X (Indian-based companies), Unicorn-Africa & Food System 6 (food tech companies). US venture capital and corporate venture clients include Motus Ventures, Denso, FinaVentures, NEA, Foundation Capital, Doll Capital Management, Leap Frog Ventures. International venture capital clients include Sunstone Capital (Denmark), Day One Ventures (Hungary), Kibo Ventures (Spain), Enveready (Spain), Alabaster (Vietnam), Joint Poland Investment Fund (Poland), Creandum (Sweden), Platform Capital (Africa).

Mark plays golf. He is a runner and oarsman.

EDUCATION

  • J.D. University of California at Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law
  • M.B.A. Harvard University, Graduate School of Business
  • BA, Economics – Phi Beta Kappa, Rutgers College, Rutgers University

David Smith

A former Apple World Marketing Manager responsible for Apple’s global brand, David is an entrepreneur, patent broker and educator based in Silicon Valley, California. David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded more than a dozen successful technology startup companies. A pioneer of the Internet and digital marketing, David developed a leading web browser and safety service for kids. His current companies include:

  • Silicon Valley High School (svhs.co)—an accredited online high school growing at a tremendous rate.
  • Tynax (tynax.com)—a global patent brokerage operating an online exchange with more than 500,000 patents.
  • Silicon Valley Business School (svbs.co)—providing real-world online business education to everyone everywhere, and guiding entrepreneurs toward success with their startup ventures.

Books:

  • Zero-To-IPO (zero-to-ipo.com)—a roadmap and travel guide for entrepreneurs.
  • Dollar Value (dollarvalue.co)—the valuation of patents, startups, software code and intellectual property assets.
  • Patents Cloaks and Daggers (daggers.co)—insights into the secretive patent trade.

Podcast:

  • Silicon Valley Trends (trendsv.com)—helping entrepreneurs build more successful startups and helping innovators profit from their inventions.

Education:

  • BSc (Hons.) Computer Science & Economics, University of Leeds.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, University of Westminster.
  • Doctorate in Law, Santa Clara University School of Law.

Ivette Galaviz

Ivette is a human connection specialist, endlessly curious about the role companies can play catalyzing significant and scalable change in the world.

Passionate about nature, humanity, diversity, creativity, social entrepreneurship, and community creation.

With 12 years  experience in international trade services, government & institutional relations, business development and sales with J.P. Morgan, Livingston International, Salesforce and ProMexico- Mexico’s abroad Trade & Investment Agency.

Driven about connecting early stage entrepreneurs with the resources and capital to succeed and scale. A relentless hands-on with a growth mindset, she continues her extended education in UX Design, a field she’s also keen passionate.

An avid adventurer and music lover she is often off exploring the outdoors of Northern California or seeking out live bands in dive bars and unique venues.

She believes that we are all responsible for building a better future through purposeful and intentional collaboration, responsible and creative citizenship, systemic thinking for problem-solving and conscious individual and collective empowerment.

A Californian transplant, living in SF by way of Mexico City.

Contact Us

Ivette L. Galaviz, Director of Partners & Members

Scroll to Top