David M. Coit
Co-founder and Managing Director
Telephone: 207.772.4470
Email: dcoit@northatlanticcapital.com

David M. Coit, Co-founder and Managing Director

David has been investing in private companies for over 42 years. Before co-founding North Atlantic Capital in 1986, he was President of Maine Capital Corporation and a commercial loan officer at the First National Bank of Boston. He is a past Chairman of the National Association of Small Business Investment Companies (now the Small Business Investor Alliance), and a past member of the Board of Directors of the New England Venture Capital Association. David earned a BA from Yale University, and he served as an officer in the United States Navy before earning an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Over the years, David has served on the boards of several non-profit organizations, including the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences (6 years as Chairman and currently Emeritus), Schepens Eye Research Institute (affiliate of Harvard Medical School), Maine Community Foundation, Maine Science Technology Foundation (Chairman), Common Good Ventures, TSC Alliance, Maine School of Science and Mathematics, and The Taft School. He currently serves as a board member of the Herreshoff Marine Museum and America’s Cup Hall of Fame, and he is a founding member of the Yale School of Management Advisory Board on Entrepreneurship.

David has been an avid lifelong sailor. He was a two-time collegiate All American and captain of the U.S. Collegiate Sailing Team in 1969. He also enjoys woodworking, gardening, reading and writing.