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David Naylor

Advisor London, United Kingdom, GB

Fellow, British American Project and Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse.

Fellow, British American Project and Partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse.

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morrison & foerster
Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
Field Fisher Waterhouse


Fellow British American Project November 2013 - present
Partner Field Fisher Waterhouse March 2006 - present
General Counsel (Secondment from FFW) Project Kangaroo 2007 - 2009
Partner Morrison & Foerster September 2000 - March 2006
Senior Associate Weil Gotshal & Manges 1998 - 2000
Solicitor Ashurst 1995 - 1998
Competition Policy Adviser OFTEL (secondment from Ashurst) 1996 - 1997


Imperial College London Management of New Ventures 1992 - 1993
University of Durham 1988 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Healthcare
  • • Mobile
  • • Sports
  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Fitness
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Wellness

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Sanford Dickert
We worked together
David is a great entrepreneur. Full stop. The act of creating a full-operation of a legal firm is a very entrepreneurial effort.
Christian Miccio
We worked together  •  CEO, MPme and Self, Freelance.
David spots opportunities, is extremely capable, and work very well with others. David can carry a craeting a startup on his own shoulders. ... I've been extremely impressed with David during our transactions.
Anne M. Glover
They're my friends
He is a lawyer - but very open-minded and good at forming relationships. Attentions to detail + people skills are good attributes for an en ... trepreneur.
Alex Dunsdon
We worked together  •  Investment Director, SAATCHiNVEST and Co Founder, The Bakery London.
Passionate, wise, connected
Joe Murray
We worked together  •  Advisor, GameSparks Ltd and Joint-CEO, Worldstores Limited.
Intelligence, wit, creativity, an immense network and the will to try something new.
Heather Russell
They're my friends  •  CEO/Founder, Rinkya Inc.. Previously Japan Consultant, MunkiZ. Arizona State grad.
David is well-known and respected in throughout the London tech network. His domain knowledge in IP, financing and investment is an asset t ... o anyone wanting to work with him.
James Davis
We worked together  •  CEO, Upad Ltd and Founder & CEO, UPAD Ltd.
David has the right thinking, the ability to see. Problem or project from a different angle to most - willing and able to challenge the stat ... us quo
Nicholas Walters
We worked together  •  Founder, Hopster. Previously VP, General Manager Russia & CIS, Viacom International Media Networks.
Combines the key qualities of being phenomenally hard working, passionate about the start up scene, fantastically connected, and not just on ... e of the nicest lawyers I know (faint praise...) but genuinely one of the nicest people....
Mark Rogers
They're my advisor: Field Fisher Waterhouse  •  Founder, CEO, Leadfindr and CEO, Sentinel Projects.
David has an unmatched grasp of IP issues, patent law, and of the practical legal considerations that affect early stage companies. I would ... heartily recommend him to anyone wanting help with getting a technology business into the marketplace. I owe him a debt of gratitude for his great advice and greatly value both his expertise and his friendship.
Pete Jimison
We worked together  •  CEO, F#. Previously Principal, Fever Creative.
David has the drive it takes to be an entrepreneur. He is also one of the most connected individuals I know, and takes pride in his network ... ... something that every entrepreneur needs in order to succeed.
Rose Lewis
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Collider and Investment Partner, Pembridge Partners.
Having a legal background gives you a great grounding to be an entrepreneur, hard working, driven analytical
Dana Al Salem
We worked together  •  CEO & Chairman, FanFactory Ltd.. Previously Founder & CEO, Lost Records.
David is diligent, resourceful and always delivers. It has been a pleasure working with him over the years.
Melinda Nicci
We worked together  •  Business Strategy Consultant, Body Club Limited and Founder and CEO, baby2body.
David understands the value of building a great team, can see opportunities when others don't and has an incredible amount of positive energ ... y. He is also very smart, pragmatic and disciplined.
Martin Blinder
They're my friends  •  Founder and CEO, Tictrac. Previously Board Member, MaYoMo.
While he has a comfortable life in his current, very successful career, he's driven by an inner entrepreneurial spirit that's emerging in th ... e form of new ideas and the tenacity for execution I've only seen in other entrepreneurs.
Martin Brown
We worked together  •  CEO, Exosect Ltd.
David, has a keen eye for opportunities and is great net worker

Mark Rogers
They're my advisor  •  Founder, CEO, Leadfindr and CEO, Sentinel Projects.
Mark has deep experience in the online world and is driven, tenacious, resourceful and also a great person to work with