Steffan Aquarone is a UK entrepreneur, writer and speaker who has worked on the web since it was invented.
In that time he has hired hundreds of people, raised millions in venture capital, started two technology companies, consulted for some huge brands, created some much smaller ones, made a feature-length romantic comedy and failed in about every single way it’s possible to fail without going to prison.
Steff recently won an election in six months by putting the best of modern communications into practice. His book about it is called Fourth to First.
Mobile payment app Droplet, which Steff cofounded, raised over £1.6m of venture capital in an attempt to do to payments what Skype did to phone calls.
At online video platform Buto, Steff led a digital customer acquisition strategy that won work with Freshfields, Interflora and the RFU.
Aged 20, Steff was a founding director of a Top 50 UK digital film production company where he oversaw more than 100 video projects for clients including Vodafone, Land Rover and American Express.
Steff has delivered bespoke training programmes for Accor, Shell, News Corp and John Lewis, and consulted for brands like Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco and Coca-Cola.
For public speaking clients, he tells the story of the web to help understand how it all got so complicated. In fact not all that much has changed and everything starts to make sense once you understand the relationship between technology innovation and human behaviour.
Whether it’s the story of how war invented the web, or how the little village of Kingston Bagpupize made the big film, putting Steff in front of your audience will make them stand up and take notice, applaud or leave (whichever are your aim).