Nick Bell (businessman)

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Nick Bell
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Born (1983-12-17) 17 December 1983 (age 32)
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
Occupation Entrepreneur

Nick Bell (born 17 December 1983) is Vice President of Content at Snapchat. Bell was formerly Senior Vice President of Product at News Corporation. He is known for his entrepreneurial ventures setting up a group of websites during the dot com boom of the late nineties, and earning almost a million pounds (between 100,000 and 500,000 in cash) and stock from the sale of at the age of 16. His later ventures included a sunbed and spray tanning company inside Tesco stores and an audiovisual equipment company. Bell attended The Royal Grammar School, Newcastle.[citation needed]

He is a regular on the UK speaker network encouraging young people to start up businesses.

Business activities[edit]

Bell formed with Robbie Hodgkiss in 1998 at the age of 14, he later sold the business to, a teenage payment solution provider.[citation needed] He went on to found numerous other (now non-existent) dot com startups including:,[citation needed]

In 2002 Nick Bell launched ZeroPlus a high growth audio visual technology business.[citation needed] Nick sold his shareholding in early 2006.[citation needed]

In late 2006 Nick founded, an online interactive video tool. The company completed seed financing in November 2007, raising £1.25m.[citation needed]


  • 2020 Vision: Tomorrow’s Stars – Spectator Business
  • Young Guns 2008 – Growing Business Magazine (Shortlist)
  • David Goldman Prize for Innovation 2004
  • North East Business Executive of the Year competition, 2004 – Mr Bell won the Young Business Person of the Year title.


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