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David Maher Roberts

Advisor Bath, United Kingdom, GB

Founder, SPARK South West; Founder, Digital DNA; Dealmaker, Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP).

Founder, SPARK South West; Founder, Digital DNA; Dealmaker, Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP).

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Involved In


Digital DNA LLP
Future plc
Absolute Magazine Company


Dialect, Inc
Visual DNA
Polecat - Risk Intelligence


Dealmaker - Global Entrepreneur Programme (GEP) UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) August 2014 - present
Sector Champion, Creative & Tech Invest Bristol and Bath January 2014 - present
Non Executive Director Claritize October 2012 - present
Founder & Managing Partner Digital DNA LLP September 2012 - present
Founder TechSPARK & BathSPARK January 2011 - present
Partner Atlantic Leap January 2013 - June 2015
Non Executive Director The Filter September 2012 - January 2014
CEO The Filter September 2007 - August 2012
Board Advisor Polecat - Risk Intelligence June 2011 - December 2011
Founding Partner Digital DNA LLP January 2007 - September 2007
Director of New Media January 2007 - July 2007
New Media Director - Europe Future plc June 2004 - December 2006
Founder & Publishing Director, Future Plus Future plc May 2003 - October 2005
Publishing Director, Games Division Future plc May 2001 - May 2003
International Development Director The Future Network plc December 1998 - May 2001
Publisher Future plc January 1995 - November 1998
Founder & Managing Editor Absolute Magazine Company 1993 - 1994


Ashridge Business School Advanced Management Programme 2003 - 2003
Cardiff University / Prifysgol Caerdydd European Community Studies & European Law 1987 - 1991

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Music
  • • Local
  • • Video
  • • Content
  • • News

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Mike Jackson
We worked together  •  Founder, Webstart Bristol. Previously Managing Director London, Touch Worldwide.
David has a wealth of real world experience and is great at the big picture of long term goals and startegy which often get overlooked in th ... e day to day startup role of the entrepreneur.
Andrew Carr
We worked together  •  CEO, claritize and Co-Founder, thinking bob.
David has been an advisor to Claritize almost almost since it's inception and has been amazingly useful. The contacts and introductions he ... has given us - hugely helped us shape the product, and lead to trials for us to get feedback on the product itself.
Jake Ronay
We worked together  •  Group Managing Director, VisualDNA and CEO and founder, Plerith Ltd.
David has extensive experience building successful tech businesses, he brings enormous knowledge and huge network of contacts and is also a ... fantastic person to work with.
Roger Ellman
★ Owner and Expert Generalist, ► SuperbWorld.
Has contributed enormously to helping the tech and new company/startup world in Bath an Bristol, to the west of London, in the UK. He is con ... nected to some of the major founders and funders and is himself a founder of several successful, sizeable and influential companies. His name is one of the gold standard members in the community.

Stacy Nagata
We worked together  •  Former VP Strategy, BD & Ops @ NBCUniversal Digital Entertainment, Comcast, Xbox Live (Microsoft), SpotRunner, Loudcloud, LEK Consulting
Stacy brings together great experience from big business (NBC, Microsoft & Comcast) with an innovative yet analytical mindset. Whilst workin ... g for big business she has always been drawn towards partnering & working with startups and she has always been highly supportive and helped these companies develop their business and offering. I have no doubt that she is a great entrepreneur.

Neil Andrassy
We worked together  •  Chief Technology Officer, The Filter. Previously Head of Engineering, The Filter.
Great experience in big data and analytics