Steven Bartlett was born in Botswana and raised in Manchester. He attended one business lecture at Manchester Business School and decided to drop out. Instead, he started Social Chain, a social media marketing business, from his bedroom. He left the firm in 2020 to focus on other interests.
He joined the Den for series 19 in 2022, outdoing Sara Davies to become the youngest ever Dragon at 28 years old.
Now he’s a speaker and author as well as the host of the Diary of a CEO podcast. Outside of ventures on Dragons’ Den, he’s an investor in Huel and personalised nutrition brand, Zoe.
Bartlett recently launched Flight Story – a marketing and communications company – and Thirdweb, a software platform that makes it easy to build Web3 applications.
Business investments in the Den include: Cheesegeek, Piddle Patch, The Little Loop, Toucan and fresh chocolate brand, Russell & Atwell.
Anna is Senior Reporter, covering topics affecting SMEs such as grant funding, managing employees and the day-to-day running of a business.
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