Joe Neale is a Founding Principal at m8 Capital, a London-based Venture Capital firm investing solely into mobile and related technologies.
Joe has worked in marketing, business development and the creative industries for close to a decade. He possess a deep understanding of the startup space and associated business models.
Most recently he served as Global Head of Online Presence and Engagement for Symbian, the world’s largest mobile operating system. In this role, Joe was responsible for identifying, developing and bringing the world’s leading mobile application developers onto the Symbian platform while running the companies social media engagement strategy.
Joe is also the Founder of Pretenseless Ltd., a consulting firm specializing in social network engagement and educating investment companies on the future of mobile technology. Clients of Pretenseless have included: Symbian, Toshiba, MySpace, IGN, AGC Equity Partners, Comic Relief and MTV.
Previously, Joe worked as the Content Manager for MySpace, controlling and selecting content for the front of the home, video and application sites. In his first role as a Designer, he was the first technical European hire for the company, initially training and mentoring staff in seven European offices.