Tynax ManagementTynax was founded by David Smith, and Mark White in Menlo Park, California in 2003. David and Mark still direct operations of the Company.
David Smith, Founder & CEODavid is an entrepreneur, transaction broker, author 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 SVBS Co. Silicon Valley Business School, and Silicon Valley High School, Inc.
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’s 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.
David authored several books: Patents, Cloaks & Daggers, Dollar Value, Zero-to-IPO, now published in Japanese as well as English language. He has presented and appeared in a number of videos, 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.).
More information is available on David's LinkedIn profile.
Mark Cameron White, Founder & DirectorMark White is a business lawyer experienced in representing emerging growth, mid-stage and mezzanine stage companies and investment funds on all matters relating to the formation, financing, growth and liquidity of technology-based enterprises. Over the span of 20 years Mark has represented companies in well over 500+ financings and over 200+ acquisitions. He represents and advises companies on a wide variety of transactional matters, including business and legal issues as they pertain to complex strategic and venture financings, acquisitions, and licensing and distribution arrangements.
Mark’s practice principally covers corporate, technology, financing and corporate partnering matters for a wide variety of private and public company clients. He regularly advises companies on strategic positioning, business model and revenue generation issues, the preparation of investment materials and presentations, and the structure of complex corporate reorganizations, joint ventures, divestitures, consolidations and commercial partnerships. Mark also represents investment funds on formation issues and regularly represents investors in making portfolio investments.
He holds a J.D. from University of California at Berkeley – Boalt Hall School of Law, an M.B.A. from Harvard University, Graduate School of Business and a BA, Economics, 1977 – Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers College, Rutgers University.
Mark is recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer in 2007, 2010, 2011 and 2013 by Super Lawyers magazine (independent research by Law & Politics).