Howard Bell

Venture Partners

London

Howard is a Venture Partner at Octopus Ventures with a focus on business and product strategy.

Howard has led accelerated commercial growth and product strategy at PayPal Europe (as co-founder), Content Technologies (to a $1bn exit) & JustGiving (recently exited at £95m). He has mentored over 20 companies, repeatedly launched and built distinctive, scalable business models and has led BD and Marketing teams throughout his career.

Howard joined Octopus in 2017 focusing on product, marketplaces and SaaS businesses in fintech, edtech and cybersecurity.

Howard is currently chair at Firefly (with BGF and Berengea as investors) and is a Board member at Bridge U.