I've worked with internet start-ups since '99, working on the launch of ecommerce sites boo.com and eyestorm.com, was Entrepreneur in Residence at Brainspark, an incubator which provided funding, office space and consultancy to internet start-ups, and then Product Development Director at Habbo.
In 2008 I co-founded We Are Social, a new kind of agency that combines an innate understanding of social media with digital, PR and marketing skills. In under six years we grew annual sales to over US$45m, built an international team of over 450 and offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Munich, Singapore, Sydney & São Paulo. Clients include Google, adidas, Netflix, Lenovo, Heineken, HSBC, Intel and Beats. In Dec ’13, BlueFocus, China’s largest listed marketing services group, bought 82.8% of We Are Social in a deal estimated to be worth over US$80m.
Since then I've been an early stage investor in several internet businesses, including Cowdcube, Seedrs, Bitreserve, Elliptic, Assetz Capital, Landbay and Lovespace.
I've been named as one of London’s most influential people by the Evening Standard 3 years running, named one the 100 people "hot in digital right now" by BIMA 2 years running and was a winner of the 2013 EY Entrepreneur of the Year awards.