Founder & Former CEO of Social Chain, Investor & Entrepreneur
Steven Bartlett is the founder & former CEO of Social Chain – an award-winning and hugely innovative social media marketing agency. Its impressive list of clients includes Apple, Amazon, Coca-Cola, Superdry and Nokia.
From a bedroom in Manchester, this university dropout built the group’s two flagship companies – Social Chain and Media Chain – when he was just 22 years old before taking his company public at 27, with a market valuation of £200m.
Steven is a recognised entrepreneur, speaker and investor who has amassed a huge online following. His ability to relate to a younger audience is paramount to his success, and he places great importance on being able to communicate directly with his followers. He does this via mediums such as his top-charting podcast, “The Diary of a CEO”.
This is a show which aims to inspire, motivate, and educate, and is currently the biggest business podcast by downloads in the UK. In 2021 he released his first book, Happy Sexy Millionaire: Unexpected Truths about Fulfilment, Love and Success which became a Sunday Times Best Seller in its opening week. In 2022, Steven joined BBC’s Dragon’s Den for its 19th series, appearing alongside current Dragons Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman and Sara Davies.