I’m Malcolm Bell. I am an entrepreneur with an investment management and data background, best known for founding the award winning startup Zaggora.com, which I launched in 2011 – following a mid life crisis. I’m now working on a new Venture called Mailcloud.
Zaggora is the hottest new startup in sportswear, globally. At the time of writing and in less than 2 years, we have revenue of $30ml, 650,000 customers in 126 countries doing amazing things in our unique products. This achievement was made possible by our amazing social media following of half a million fans and an amazing Zaggora team of 60 people in the US, Asia and Europe.
All of their hard work was recognised with the Award for E-Commerce Strategy of the Year at the National Business Awards 2012. Earlier in 2012, we were nominated in the startup Paypal E-Tail Awards & Retail Week E-Commerce.
But before startup Zaggora, my life was quite different. I have a successful (but slightly boring) background in investment management, focusing on real estate, financial instruments in the UK, Europe and Middle East.
Between 1998 and 2011, I worked for wealthy families. Since 2002, I directly managed various investment portfolios for Forbes Family offices and ultra-high net worth individuals from Kuwait, Qatar, Greece and the UK – making principal capital investments into real assets and instruments of over £5bn with an average net IRR of 22%. How epic.
However, whilst approaching the age of 30 I had an early mid-life crisis.
So, I decided to startup investing my own money into disruptive consumer brands and web technologies via my investment company Dessinka. We already have 3 investments in highly successful startup ventures such as Zaggora.com which we will be looking to grow over the next few years.
Mailcloud is my new venture >
I’m normally on Twitter every day >
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Malcolm Bell (@malcolmbell) February 04, 2014
My TED Talk >
Some Press on Me >