“I am passionate about helping talented creative people who have business acumen, realise their aspirations to make great creative work, and to grow their businesses bigger and faster. I believe in wealth creation which is ethical and sustainable, that social mobility is a crucial element of any civilised society and that creativity and imagination go to the very essence of improving our world, advancing culture and leading to progress through technological advancement.”
David Glick is the founder and Chief Executive of Edge Investments and is renowned as one of the creative industries’ pre-eminent dealmakers. David leads the investment team at Edge, reviewing prospective new investments and helping portfolio companies grow their potential. He sits on the boards of Edge Performance VCT plc and is Chairman of Coolabi Group.
An experienced venture capital investor in the creative industries sector, David has been involved in investing in, mentoring, and the sale and purchase of, multi-million-pound entertainment and media assets, with a particular emphasis on music, television, sport, theatre and fashion, and enabling technologies.
A former solicitor, he co-founded Eatons, a leading music and entertainment law firm, in 1990; in 2000, Eatons merged with law firm Mishcon de Reya where he became head of the entertainment and media group. In 2004, he formed the Edge group of companies as a specialist investment and advisory business for the entertainment and media sector, before selling the advisory business in 2011 in order to concentrate on venture capital investing. He has also been both an executive and a non-executive director of Entertainment Rights (now part of DreamWorks), the UK media business which was quoted on the Official List and which grew from a start-up to a market capitalisation of approximately £380 million. David is the founder of Edge Performance VCT.