No matter where you're born (no one chooses where to be born, after all), you can work your way to the top of the world and become an investment idol for millions of people. Such is the story of Steven Barnett. Born in Botswana, many people wonder how Steve managed to become the youngest investor on BBC's "Dragons' Den'' and co-founded one of the world's most influential social media firms, Social Chain. His journey to success as an entrepreneur is amazing. Besides being an investor, Steve is a content creator, author, and speaker. He focuses primarily on inspiring young entrepreneurs.
Why you should book Steven Bartlett for your next event
- Despite being still young, Steven is already an accomplished entrepreneur and a vastly experienced speaker. He also specialises in marketing, as well as digital technology and trends. He has hundreds of talks to his name.
- Having delivered speaking engagements for TEDx, SXSW, and the United Nations, Steve is a high-profile name when it comes to keynote talks. Who doesn’t want to listen to a former Social Chain CEO who has even shared a podium with Barack Obama?
- Steve’s young age resonates with the young generation of entrepreneurs looking for inspiration from one of their own.
Did you know that Steve Barlett is a university dropout? Perhaps you even don’t know that he formed his first company at only 18 when some of us haven’t even thought of a business idea. He developed Wallpark, a student communal site. Although this wasn’t a highly successful business, Steve defied the odds to launch two companies, Media Chain and Social Chain, which proved extremely successful. He was only 22 then. Steve then combined his two businesses to create the first integrated social media firm that listed multinational corporations, such as Nokia, Coca-Cola, Amazon, Apple, and Uber.
In 2022, Steven relinquished his position as CEO of his company and formed Flight Story, together with Gary Vaynerchuk and Mark Cuban. This new formation provided a platform for the next internet evolution, offering Web3 apps.
Steve is also an investor for Catena Capital and the co-founder of Thirdwed. His ”The Diary of CEO” podcast enjoys a huge following, with at least 100 million downloads spread across more than 170 countries. In 2021, Steve released his first book, Happy Sexy Millionaire, the Sunday Times’ 2021 bestseller. At age 28, he became the youngest dragon, pitting himself against seasoned entrepreneurs on the BBC Dragons’ Den show.
Besides business, Steve has proven himself as one of the best motivational speakers thanks to his thought-provoking talks.
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