David Su

Managing Partner


David Su is a Managing Partner and co-head of the Apax Impact team, based in New York.

Prior to joining Apax in 2021, David spent twelve years at Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), where he was a Partner and founding member of the growth equity practice focused on investments across a wide range of sectors including technology, business services, financial services, and consumer. Before NVP, David was an Associate at Spectrum Equity Investors, investing in the Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) sectors, and an Analyst in the TMT Investment Banking Group at Goldman Sachs.

David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BS, with honors, in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. David has also studied at the London School of Economics and Peking University.

Living our values

My oldest daughter was born deaf and received cochlear implants at eleven months. She worked hard in speech therapy and in her special classes to mainstream starting in kindergarten. The unique insights I’ve gained from parenting a deaf child is one of the reasons I’ve decided to pursue investments that make an impact. Her tenacity is also an inspiration to me in her lifelong determination to listen, speak, and understand the world around her. Therefore “we have impact through insight and tenacity” resonates with me.


New York

David's Story

David was drawn to Apax’s authentic approach to impact investing combined with the global platform, collaborative culture, and resources of a large firm. Having spent most of his career on the West Coast where investors are chasing the next “unicorn”, David is excited to invest in and work with a different and more meaningful type of “unicorn”, one where the value is not only determined by the headline dollars but where valuation and social impact are equally regarded.