The Investment Team
- David Smith
- Dave Graham
- Keith Benson
David joined Dow Schofield Watts as a director in June 2016. His previous role was as investment director with the North West Fund for Digital & Creative, which he oversaw from launch to full investment. The Fund was one of the most active VC investors in the UK technology and media sector, making over 40 … Continued
Dave is a Director in the Corporate Finance Team. He joined Dow Schofield Watts eight years ago having previously worked for KPMG and telecoms group Caudwell. He is a Chartered Accountant with a Degree in Finance and Economics from The University of Liverpool. Dave’s experience covers a broad range of transaction and advisory roles … Continued
Keith joined Dow Schofield Watts in February 2012 from KPMG’s Preston office. He is a graduate in Mathematics and Economics from the London School of Economics and a qualified Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining KPMG, Keith spent 10 years working in the technology development industry with five years managing delivery of currency derivatives trading software … Continued
The investment committee
The investment committee provides guidance and oversight to the Dow Schofield Watts Angels network, and reviews and selects investment opportunities for circulation to the network. The majority of the committee consists of angels who are themselves successful entrepreneurs, mainly from the technology sector, together with senior directors from the Dow Schofield Watts Group.
The Dow Schofield Watts Angels network (the “Network”) is a trading style of PHD Equity Partners LLP, which is the private equity arm of the Dow Schofield Watts Group, and which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Risk Warning: These investments carry certain risks and are not appropriate for all investors. The opportunities identified are only offered to individuals who have been accepted by the Network and are classified as high net worth individuals or sophisticated investors. Terms and Conditions apply when joining the Network in order to ensure members understand the risks involved.
PHD Equity Partners LLP
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